◎在Discog銷售最好的包括：Talk Talk的《Spirit of Eden》、位居第一，Tracy Chapman首張同名專輯，則排在第二。Pink Floyd的《The Dark Side of the Moon》和《Wish You Were Here》，是2019年上半年最受歡迎的兩個Master Releases，同時也是Most Wanted和Most Collected專輯中排名第一。
◎該報告數據與Nielsen年中報告不一致。Nielsen報告顯示，實體銷售下降15.10％，而Discogs則顯示，總體增長率9.14％。根據Nielsen，2019年上半年前三張黑膠唱片包括：電影原聲帶《Bohemian Rhapsody》、Queen的《Greatest Hits vol. 1》、和Billie Eilish的《When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?》。Discogs前三名則是：《Blood On The Tracks》、U2的《Europa EP》與原聲帶《Lost in Translation》。
Music marketplace Discogs has released its Marketplace Analysis & Database report for the first half of 2019 and it revealed some surprising data about online music retail.
The report showed the continued popularity of the vinyl format with consumers, with sales rising 3.03% year-over-year with over 4.3 million records purchased. More surprisingly, the data compiled in the report suggests that the demise of the compact disc has perhaps been exaggerated with the format seeing growth of 23.6% for the first half of the year.
Discog’s top catalog sales included Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden, which took the #1 spot, followed by Tracy Chapman’s eponymous debut album, which came in at number 2.
The Top New Album Sales saw the replica test pressing of Bob Dylan’s Record Store Day release of Blood on the Tracks take the top spot, followed by the Record Store Day re-release of the original motion picture soundtrack of The Crow at #1.
Pink Floyd’s iconic albums The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here were the top two most popular Master Releases for the first half of 2019, while also stealing the number one spot for Most Wanted and Most Collected album.
The report compared data from the Nielsen mid-year report and often ran at odds with findings from that analysis. Nielsen reports a drop in the growth of physical sales of -15.10%, while Discogs shows an overall increase of 9.14% and the two data collectors delivered widely divergent top-ten albums list.
According to Nielsen, the top three vinyl albums for the first half of 2019 included the original motion picture soundtrack for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen’s “Greatest Hits vol. 1,” and Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Discogs reported the aforementioned “Blood On The Tracks” at number one, followed by U2’s “Europa” EP and the OST for “Lost in Translation.”
Other oddities from Discog’s top ten include industrial rock icons Killing Joke’s eponymously named 1980 debut album at number 9, and “Metaphorical Music” the 2003 debut album from the late Japanese hip-hop icon Nujabes.