In Britain, cassette numbers explode
Cassette sales figures increased by nearly 103% compared to last year
Almost a year ago, we announced the color… The cassette, not so old-school anymore? The sales figures bear witness to this: the cassette has never been so better in the last 15 years.In 2020, things are becoming more precise and especially quantified! The British have so far bought 65,000 cassettes, a 103% increase over the same period last year.Reports add that UK sales are on track "to exceed 100,000 for the first time.times since 2003."
Cassettes, much like vinyl, are above all vintage items that are often collected, with the only difference being that this small format has never been recognized for its sound quality (and rightly so).
As our colleagues at Consequence of Sound put it, buyers go for pop and a hint of rock."Of the top 20 best-selling cassettes in the UK, most records were made by white artists," perhaps The top five are led by CALM of 5 Seconds of Summer, followed by Chromatica by Lady Gaga, Notes on a Conditional Form by The 1975, Rare by Selena Gomez and Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa.
Note that Ozzy Osborne comes in sixth, the Strokes in 13th and Tame Impala in 17th.You can consult the full list via Official Charts.
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