Discogs has released its year end report for 2017. With vinyl sales this past year, the data fers further pro that the medium's resurgence continues to push forward with an astonishing upward trajectory.
Revealing a 20% jump in total units sold through the website, the report shows numerous fascinating insights into the listening habits vinyl fiends everywhere. With a total 39 million available units on sale through the service, rock music remains the most sought-after genre on the site - charting a total 32 million registered records versus electronic music which comes in at 16 million.
The number one “new” album sold through discogs in 2017 is awarded to Radiohead for the band’s deluxe edition ‘OK Computer’ titled ‘OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017’. While the majority the top 20 landed in the realm hip-hop and rock, a number notable electronic releases were also awarded top positions.
Coming in at number four is Young Marco’s Italian house compilation ‘’ while Warp’s reissue The Other People Place’s classic electro album ‘’ took the number nine slot. Squeezed between Gorillaz and David Bowie, locked down number fourteen for his lauded lo-fi EP ‘Pool Party’.
View Discog’s entire year end report