Vinyl Records: Join the Revolution
Most popular vinyl features on hmv.com
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!
Kate Bush, The 1975 and The Beatles are among the best new vinyl releases coming your way in November...
Out today new soundtrack Suspiria, composed by Thom Yorke, described as ‘unnerving’ and the Radiohead frontman himself has said it is ‘entirely different to anything he has done up until now.’ Available on vinyl and CD ⭐️ #hmv #hmvExeter #thomyorke #suspiria pic.twitter.com/6UVoaUfgwL— hmv Exeter (@hmvExeter) 26 October 2018
Starting your #Xmas shopping early? Why not use your PureHMV card to save money on #vinyl! New additions today include Top of the Pops Christmas and #DireStraits greatest hits! 😁#hmv #redditch #recordcollection pic.twitter.com/H8Hh8CXgcf— hmv Redditch (@hmvRedditch) 26 October 2018
Thank you Coventry HMV just got the last copy - The Verve - Urban Hymns - Green Vinyl - Limited Edition - National Album Day 🎵 #LuckyMan @AlbumDayUK @richardashcroft @hmvtweets @genuineverve pic.twitter.com/iFSLpjH0vz— Neil Handy (@HandyNeil) 14 October 2018
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 8 million records.