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Vinyl sales grew again in 2012 by 15.3%, according to figures released by record label trade body the BPI and the Official Charts Company last week, though that equates to 389,000 units overall, so don’t be thinking the good old fashioned music format is becoming mainstream again or anything.

The xx had the best selling vinyl album of the year, while a David Bowie re-release came in second, with Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ in third place. And if you’re interested, and surely you all are, Travis still have the best selling vinyl album of the century. Here’s some top tens courtesy of the OCC…

Best Selling Vinyl Albums Of 2012
1. The xx – Coexist
2. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
3. Jack White – Blunderbuss
4. Adele – 21
5. Tame Impala – Lonerism
6. Bob Dylan – Tempest
7. Beach House – Bloom
8. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
9. Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots
10. Pink Floyd – The Wall

Best Selling Vinyl Albums Of 2000-2012
1. Travis – The Invisible Band
2. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
3. Dr Dre – 2001
4. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
5. The Beatles – 1
6. Ja Rule – The Last Temptation
7. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
8. White Stripes – Elephant
9. Daft Punk – Discovery
10. The Strokes – Is This It


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