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Vinyl Records: Join the Revolution

Get the lowdown on all things vinyl at, whether you're looking for records, turntables or just want to know more about vinyl as a format... 

Most popular vinyl features:


hmv’s best-selling vinyl of 2017

hmv staff pick their favourite LPs

turntable buyer's guide

hmv's 10 best-selling soundtracks on vinyl


Looking to add some new vinyl to your record collection?

On the first day of every month we pick a handful of new releases, vinyl reissues and other records available in-store and online, check out some of our most recent recommendations below!

Justin Timberlake, Simple Minds and Field Music are amongst the best vinyl releases coming your way in February...

Man of the Woods
Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake








Buy Vinyl Records 

A vinyl revival is gaining pace as more and more music fans are choosing to buy records in the vinyl format. In 2014, UK vinyl sales topped more than one million for the first time since 1996, and the numbers have been growing ever since. In fact, the vinyl record is the only physical music format that has consistently seen growth in sales over the last decade!

If you’re looking to buy vinyl records online, good news… you can now find a huge range of vinyl both in-store and online.

Wondering what kind of turntable you should get? Check out our turntable buying guide

Vinyl Facts: What you need to know

Interested in vinyl? Here are five essential facts from the world of wax...


1. There is a difference in sound between coloured and black vinyl.

2. The first 12” recording was Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

3. The first 33 rpm vinyl LP as we know them today was released in 1948.

4. What’s The Morning Story Glory by Oasis is the number one selling vinyl in the last 20 years.

5. The biggest known vinyl collection in the world is owned by a Brazilian man named Zero Freitas. He owns more than 5 million records.



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