Who says kids these days don’t know good music when they hear it?
Alright, maybe some of it is pretty bad, but they still know the good stuff when they hear it. We assume so because The Beatles 1969 album Abbey Road was the top selling vinyl album for 2011, selling 41,000 copies.
2011 marks the third consecutive year Abbey Road has topped vinyl sales, reports Rolling Stone. The record sales have steadily increased over the years, with 41,000 copies in 2011, 35,000 in 2010, and 34,800 in 2009.
The increase in vinyl sales has been steady in recent years, though it still only accounts for a mere 3.9% of overall music sales.
The rest of the top ten is filled with contemporary rock acts, along with songstress [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Adele[/lastfm], whose album 21 was the overall top selling record for 2011.
The top ten vinyl albums of 2011 according to Nielsen SoundScan:
- The Beatles – Abbey Road (41,000)
- Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (29,700)
- Bon Iver – Bon Iver (27,200)
- Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More (26,800)
- Radiohead – The King of Limbs (20,800)
- Adele – 21 (16,500)
- Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (16,200)
- Wilco – The Whole Love (14,900)
- The Black Keys – Brothers (14,200)
- The Black Keys – El Camino (13,800)
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