Nirvana And Bring Me The Horizon Amongst UK’s Best-Selling Vinyl Records Of 2019 So Far
Everyone loves vinyl, don’t they? The big album cover, the intricate sleeve art, the ritual of turning the record over, the slight crackle before the music starts… it’s pretty much how we spend every hungover Sunday. And we’re not alone in this endeavour as the vinyl resurgence continues unabated. The Official Charts Company have revealed the best-selling vinyl albums in the UK so far this year, which includes Kerrang! faves Nirvana, Bring Me The Horizon and Frank Carter amongst some of the biggest bands of all time.
Queen dominate proceedings with their Greatest Hits collection at number one (and the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack sneaking into the top ten), with the likes of Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and Oasis fleshing out the rest of the list.
Some contemporary mainstream acts get a look in the top 20 – Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, George Ezra – but in the UK it looks like vinyl primarily exists to own hard copies of classics and the odd movie soundtrack. That said, it’s pretty awesome to see new albums from both Bring Me The Horizon and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes make it into the top 30, plus two Nirvana albums in the top 40.
The Official Charts Company also revealed the best-selling vinyl singles in the UK so far, with IDLES’ track Queens coming in at number 4 – most likely due to the Record Store Day release of the Meat EP.
Check out the UK’s top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2019 so far below.
1. Queen – Greatest Hits
2. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go
3. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
4. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
5. Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
6. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
7. David Bowie – Legacy
8. The Greatest Showman OST
9. Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1
10. Bohemian Rhapsody OST
11. Nirvana – Nevermind
12. Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars
13. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
14. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
15. The Specials – Encore
16. Billie Eilish – Don’t Smile At Me
17. Catfish & The Bottlemen – The Balance
18. Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mix 1 OST
19. Bring Me The Horizon – amo
20. George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s
21. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
22. Fontaines DC – Dogrel
23. Madonna – Madame X
24. The National – I Am Easy To Find
25. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
26. Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
27. The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
28. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – End Of Suffering
29. Queen – Greatest Hits II
30. Ian Brown – Ripples
31. Jeff Wayne – The War Of The Worlds
32. Nirvana – MT Unplugged In New York
33. Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
34. Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive
35. Abba – Gold
36. Arctic Monkeys – AM
37. Gerry Cinnamon – Erratic Cinematic
38. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
39. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
40. The Beatles – The Beatles
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