There’s no doubt that streaming is the most popular form of music consumption today, but you’ve probably noticed that vinyl is making a comeback- and no small comeback at that. In fact, vinyl LPs are the best thing to happen to physical album sales in the last 15 years.
While speaking at the 2018 @musicbizassoc conference, David Bakula (SVP Industry Insights, Nielsen) reported that 19% of all physical album sales in 2018 (so far) were from vinyl sales. That’s compared to 1% of all sales in 2010. 23% of the vinyl record sales in 2018 are categorized as rock and roll, the lead genre to be sold in this revisited format.
So we asked around the office: What’s your #1 album to listen to on vinyl? Some highlights include Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones), Rumours (Fleetwood Mac), and The Return of Bruno (Bruce Willis, yes, really). Swipe through to some of our team recommendations, and then head to the blog, to see the rest and let us know your #1 pick for vinyl!