Tuesday 23 October 2018

INSIDER Music Mondays: Vinyl is on the up. Again.

Your insider catchup with what's new in music this week.

News of the week: Vinyl continues to re-surge


Did anyone really expect this trend to continue to this level? It was announced that sales of vinyl album is going to surpass a million copies in the UK this year, already more than the entire sales amount in 2013.


800,000 vinyl albums were sold in the UK so far in 2014. It's the highest figure since 1996. For comparative purposes, in 2013, UK sales in CD albums were just over 60 million and digital album downloads totalled 32.6 million in volume. CD sales have been declining for the last few years, falling from 112 million in 2009. Digital sales continue to rise but vinyl sales continues to rise dramatically. In 2009, the total number of vinyl sales was just over 200,000.


Shazam trending Irish track: A regular look at what Irish people are using the Shazam app to discover....


The Magician - Sunlight


It debuted online in late August with a bright beach video. Here we are in October with the song trending on Shazam thanks to the Belgian DJ/producer's catchy dance pop atmospherics. It's Fasano's biggest hit since that still ubiquitous Lykke Li remix.



Reissue of the week

Pixies – Doolittle


The classic indie-rock band may have been making people question their legacy with recent lacklustre new material but Doolittle, the band's seminal and still-great album is getting the deluxe anniversary treatment as it hits 25 years of age.


On November 28th, a new version of the album, Doolittle 25 -will be released which will feature B-sides, Peel Sessions and demos, with nearly half of the tracks unreleased to now. It'll be on released on 3CDs, gatefold double vinyl and  there'll be 50 tracks total. A good Christmas present for any fan of guitar music basically.


More info here


Here is one of the many classic songs from the original album. 'Wave Of Mutilation':




Busker of the week


Erykah Badu


The R&B singer set up camp on Times Square in New York last week to see what would happen if she sang on the street anonymously. Her grand total after 40 minutes? About $4. Her choice of song didn't help matters...


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