If we can thank hipsters for anything then maybe it’s the resurgence of vinyl, which had a record sales year in 2014, surpassing nine million units for the first time in over 20 years. Leading music lovers all the way to the record store was Jack White, whose album Lazaretto became the highest selling vinyl of the year.

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Since the beginning of the decade vinyl sales have increased by over 220 percent, as sales of physical albums continue to be on the decline. For the fourth year a row vinyl sales in the US hit record levels, surpassing even the seven million predicted sales numbers.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Nielsen Soundscan, which began tracking vinyl sales in 1991, indicated that 9.2 million vinyl albums had been sold over the year, a 53 percent increase on 2013’s 6.06 million units sold. At the top of the list was Jack White’s Lazaretto, which shifted 87,000 copies.

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It’s no real surprise that White’s second album has topped the 2014 list, after all no modern record collection could be complete without what’s been called “the most sophisticated vinyl ever made.” The ultra LP version of the record features hidden tracks pressed under the album's label and hand-etched holograms that move while the record spins. It also has two alternate intros for the first track on Side B, one acoustic, one electric, which one you get depends on where you drop the needle.

Sales aside, the album was also well received by the critics and has gone on to be nominated for a Grammy award for Best Alternative Music Album. While the track 'Lazaretto' has been nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance.

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But while vinyl may be on the up and up, full album sales have continued their decline, with a 14 percent decrease from last year. This year 257 million albums were sold in the US, with Taylor Swift’s 1989 coming out on top followed by the Frozen soundtrack, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, Pentatonix’s That’s Christmas To Me and the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack.