As avid vinyl enthusiasts, the GATRS are happy that vinyl sales continue to have a resurgence throughout 2014.
Amazon and Urban Outfitters are going two of the biggest vinyl distributors, so what exactly are the year’s best sellers? None other than Jack White and his sophomore LP Lazaretto, which has sold 75,700 copies on vinyl. As previously reported earlier this year, he broke the first-week vinyl sales record, selling 40,000 copies in one week, it’s the highest selling release in the format since Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy in 1994.
Arctic Monkeys’ AM comes in at number two with 40,600 copies sold. Then there’s another jump to the rest of the top 5, which are all pretty close to each other in terms of sales; The Black Keys’ Turn Blue (28,300), Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die (27,200), and Beck’s Morning Phase (25,200).
According to The Wall Street Journal nearly eight million records were purchased over the last 12 months, a 49% increase in sales from the previous year.
These numbers don’t take the holiday season into account but it seems like a good indicator of what the list will look like at the end of the year.