Rock music well-represented in vinyl sales last year



Rock music may not have had a great presence on overall sales charts in 2016, but vinyl listeners were still buying up rock with frequency.

Via the BuzzAngle Music report we referenced earlier today, here’s a look at which vinyl albums sold well in 2016:

1. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface (49,004 album sales)
2. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (41,087)
3. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (39,861)
4. The Beatles – Abbey Road (39,615)
5. Adele – 25 (39,512)
6. David Bowie – Blackstar (39,334)
7. Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain (35,244)
8. Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend (32,899)
9. Twenty One Pilots – Vessel (31,006)
10. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (30,495)
11. Various Artists – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (30,328)
12. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (29,707)
13. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (27,450)
14. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (26,644)
15. Michael Jackson – Thriller (26,092)
16. Blink-182 – California (25,549)
17. Panic! at the Disco – Death of a Bachelor (24,861)
18. The Lumineers – Cleopatra (24,120)
19. Taylor Swift – 1989 (23,364)
20. Adele – 21 (22,616)
21. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (20,919)
22. Arctic Monkeys – A.M. (20,731)
23. Nirvana – Nevermind (20,255)
24. Leon Bridges – Coming Home (19,631)
25. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (19,373)

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New releases were represented with titles like A Moon Shaped Pool and Blackstar, while classics like Abbey Road, Rumours, and Led Zeppelin IV also sold well.

As for overall album consumption, which includes sales and streams, Views by Drake ranked first, followed by Adele’s 25 and Beyonce’s Lemonade. Click here for the full lists at BuzzAngle.

(h/t Consequence of Sound)

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