Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, and The 1975 Among Top-Selling Vinyl in 2018

By Katrina Nattress

January 4, 2019

Vinyl sales have been on the up in recent years, and that trend continued in 2018. While music streaming is the main way listeners consume music these days, audiophiles can't help but love holding a physical copy (and nerding out over analog sound). Official Charts recently shared its annual list of the top 40 vinyl record sales last year, and the results are interesting.

Arctic Monkeys top the list with their latest effort (and one of our favorite albums of the year), Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino; however, the rest of the top records vary from movie soundtracks to albums that came out decades ago. 

Check out the Top 20 best-selling vinyl records of 2018 below and peep the full Top 40 here.

1. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

2. The Greatest Showman OST

3. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

4. Queen – Greatest Hits5. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

6. George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s

7. Nirvana – Nevermind

8. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?

9. David Bowie – Legacy

10. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

11. Jeff Wayne – The War Of The Worlds

12. Guardians Of The Galaxy, Awesome Mix 1 OST

13. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

14. Ed Sheeran – Divide

15. Guardians Of The Galaxy, Awesome Mix 2 OST

16. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend

17. The Beatles – The Beatles

18. Arctic Monkeys – AM

19. Oasis – Definitely Maybe

20. The 1975 –  A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

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