According to Digital Music News (of all places!) vinyl sales are up over 19% in the first half of 2018. While vinyl sales remain strong and growing, CD sales, by contrast, declined over 18% in 2017.
This news piece is interesting if utterly typical in one way. Articles about the vinyl resurgence speculate on every conceivable reason for the resurgence- nostalgia, coolness, big artwork, you name it. But oddly no one ever guesses the most obvious reason more and more people listen to vinyl- vinyl sounds better.
They wouldn’t say it so we did!