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Record players get back in the groove at Argos

Argos has revealed that sales of record players have tripled in the last three months compared to the same period last year.

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Record players get back in the groove at Argos

The retailer said it was benefiting from a new generation of music lovers rediscovering classics from the 1960s as they search for alternative musical experiences to top 40 chart songs.

Artists such as Arctic Monkeys and Bruce Springsteen have also released their latest albums on vinyl. According to the Official Charts Company, the top five selling vinyl albums of 2014 so far are:

Arctic Monkeys - AM
Mogwai - Rave Tapes
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes
Elbow - The Take Off and Landing Of Everything
Warpaint - Warpaint

Ian Paton, Argos audio buyer, said: “Many people thought that vinyl had seen their day, but just like the recent resurgence of independent book shops, it’s spun full circle and is starting to take the music industry by storm once again.

“The crisp, deep sound that LP records offer is unrivalled, and offers listeners so much creative licence that they’re able to create their own take on a song by changing the speed of the track.

“Then there’s the LP album cover, which is so artistic in its own right, that they have become part of the furniture to add character to people’s homes.”

 

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