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10 Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums Of The Year So Far

  • Vinyl sales in the UK are higher than they have been since 2003. The BPI and the Official Charts Company estimate that sales of vinyl albums could surpass 700,000 by the end of 2013. Here are the top selling vinyl albums of the year so far – starting at number 10, which is Black Sabbath’s album ‘13’.

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    Added: 19 Apr 2013

  • Next up – at number 9, it’s Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ record ‘Push The Sky Away’. The NME review of the album back in February described it as "a masterpiece that merges the experimentation and freedom of their side projects with Cave’s most tender songcraft."

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    Added: 15 Feb 2013

  • The National returned earlier this year with their latest album ‘Trouble Will Find You’. That’s the 8th most popular album on vinyl in the UK in 2013.

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    Added: 21 Mar 2013

  • Vampire Weekend's magical third album ‘Modern Vampire’s Of The City’ – in at number 7.

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    Added: 04 Feb 2013

  • Thom Yorke may not be a fan of streaming services like Spotify but the Radiohead man has long had an affinity for vinyl releases. ‘Amok’, his album with Atoms For Peace, is 6th.

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    Added: 04 Dec 2012

  • Into the top 5 now. Queens Of The Stone Age ‘…Like Clockwork’ was released at the start of the summer. At the time it lost out in the battle for UK number 1 to Disclosure's album 'Settle'.

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    Added: 10 Oct 2013

  • After a lengthy break Boards Of Canada released their new album ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ this year. NME’s review said: “'Tomorrow's Harvest' is a dark, often uncomfortable affair, more nuclear winter than summer anthem”. It’s number 4 in the list.

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    Added: 29 Apr 2013

  • David Bowie goes top 3 with ‘The Next Day’. The legend took us all by surprise back in January by emerging from the shadows to release his first new album in a decade.

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    Added: 08 Jan 2013

  • No surprise that Arctic Monkeys’ loyal following went out and bought their fifth album ‘AM’ in their droves. It remains one of the fastest selling albums of the year. Popular on vinyl too. In the month or so it’s been out it’s become the 2nd biggest selling album on vinyl of 2013.

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    Added: 15 Jul 2013

  • And… 2013’s biggest selling album on vinyl in the UK so far is Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’. Not only is the music incredible, but there’s something about seeing that artwork blown up which makes it desirable for any collector of new releases.

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    Added: 01 Oct 2013