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Top 10 Vinyl Bestsellers Of 2018 Reflect British Tastes
The Official Charts Company announced 2018's vinyl album bestsellers on Jan. 4, and the results offer a quick trip to British taste — as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Queen, and Amy Winehouse give the feeling that London is calling, Oasis' (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? gives a shout out to Manchester and Arctic Monkeys top the list at No. 1.
Many of the albums on the list present a tour of past peaks for the artists. Amy Winehouse's Back To Black won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 50th GRAMMY Awards. David Bowie and Queen both make the list based on recent greatest hits compilations.
But not all of the top vinyl albums of 2018 came from England. The Seattle alternative sound of Nirvana made the list too, alongside British-American hybrid Fleetwood Mac. Nirvana's Nevermind brought the band its first nomination at the 34th GRAMMY Awards for Best Alternative Music Album. Fleetwood Mac's Rumours won Album Of The Year at the 20th GRAMMY Awards.
Newcomer George Ezra made a strong appearance on the list, with Staying At Tamara's punching in at No. 6.
Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon has surrounded and shaped so many life experiences that it is sentimental to see it still in the UK top 10 for 2018.
61st GRAMMY Awards nominees making the Official Charts Company's 2018 bestsellers list include the aforementioned Arctic Monkey's Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino and the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, including songs composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
With vinyl sales at a 25-year high, what's spinning on your turntable?