Vinyl’s steady comeback – like the rock stars that sing on them – has been a nostalgia fest. A recent feat by pop veteran, Kylie Minogue exemplifies this with her latest greatest hits repackage going to number 1 in Australia thanks primarily to its vinyl sales.
With streaming dominating the musical landscape, it takes only a small number of physical sales to achieve the number 1 status so it’s a small base that is being talked about here.
Indie artists are getting into the act as well with vinyl versions of releases often seen on sale in stores and at gigs. There is an air of credibility with the format.
It reflects that some people like the packaged physical product experience and vinyl’s contribution to that is the best for that.