Statistics

A Few Numbers and Interesting Facts about The Vinyl Vault.

We are regularly asked for a few facts and figures about the Vinyl Vault, so, here they are.

Most Common Questions :

  1. Latest Releases
    • Singles
      • Various - The Art of McCartney (Arctic Poppy) View Release
      • Ian McNabb - (I Go) My Own Way (This Way Up) View Release
      • Suzanne Vega - Left Of Center (A&M Records) View Release
      • Fungus - Amungus (CEE22 Records) View Release
      • Richard Hawley - False Lights From The Land EP (Mute) View Release
      • October All Over - The 16 Channels (Filthy Little Angels) View Release
      • Tripmaster Monkey - Faster Than Dwight (ché) View Release
      • The Alarm - Love Don't Come Easy (I.R.S. Records) View Release
      • Booker T & The MG's - Soul Limbo (Stax) View Release
      • Jack White (2) - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Third Man Records) View Release
  2. Total Releases
  3. This value automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • There are 3579 Releases in The Vinyl Vault

  4. Total Tracks
  5. This value automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • There are 26144 Tracks in The Vinyl Vault

  6. Total Artists
  7. This value automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • There are tracks by 3037 Artists in The Vinyl Vault

  8. Total Record Labels
  9. This value automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • There are releases on 686 Record Labels in The Vinyl Vault

  10. Per Shelf Numbers
  11. These values automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • 10" Records - 10 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1950s] - 9 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1960s] - 313 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1970s] - 693 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1980s] - 524 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1990s] - 305 Releases
    • 7" Singles [2000 & Later] - 27 Releases
    • Box Sets (Albums) - 39 Releases
    • Box Sets (Singles) - 9 Releases
    • Classical & Instrumental Albums - 132 Releases
    • Compilation Albums - 102 Releases
    • Folk & Country Albums - 124 Releases
    • Jazz & Blues & Soul & Funk Albums - 116 Releases
    • Pop Albums - 252 Releases
    • Prog Rock Albums - 106 Releases
    • Rock & Metal Albums - 524 Releases
    • Seasonal Albums - 14 Releases
    • Ska & Reggae Albums - 21 Releases
    • Stage & Screen / Soundtrack Albums - 120 Releases
  12. First Ever Vinyl Vault
    • Officially, June 2015, for Beartown Radio, sadly the station is no longer on the air.
    • Unofficially, The Vinyl Vault was an ocassional feature in my morning show on 6Towns Radio, in 2014.
  13. Best Crate Digging Find
  14. What does "BEST" mean? it is very subjective. Do you mean best quality?, A rare find maybe?, a record that bas been on the wanted list for a long time?
    I've had records from crate diving that fit into each of those categories, but to me, the "Best Crate Diving Find" is something unexpected, that has been found in a £ / $ / € xx.xx for 3 / 5 / 10 bin. I regularly dive in these bins, looking for a forgotten gem, a new (to me) artist or something that just catches my eye.

  15. Favourite Record Shop
  16. This is a very hard category to name just one shop and to be honest with you, I couldn't. So below are my favourite stores to visit nationwide. Of course, I havnt managed to visit every Independant Record Store across the UK, let alone many in other parts of the world, so this list will no doubt change over time. As with every other list, it is not in any particular order.

    • The Record Den, Llandudno
    • Strand Records, Longton, Stoke on Trent
    • Rubber Soul Records, Stoke on Trent
    • Action Records, Preston
    • Minster Records, Beverley, Hull

    Of course, I always recommend that you check out your local Independant Record Store, where ever you are in the country. But if you can't or there is no Independant Record Store locally to you, Discogs is full of independant record sellers, worldwide that will post records to you. I have used the Discogs marketplace many times, with extremely positive experiences, but take note of the feedback left for sellers.

  17. Least Favourite Record Shop
  18. I am often asked which record stores I wouldn't go back to, or don't recommend people visit. I always answer this question in the same way, "You shoudl make your own choices, What I don't like about a Record Store probably won't be the same as you."

  19. Favourite Record In The Vinyl Vault
  20. I can't choose a "Favourite" record that I have in the Vinyl Vault, the reason being is that I am a very 'Moody' listener, by that I mean, dependant on my mood, that decides what I listen too. That said, if you read my Post | Apocalytic Playlist, that has a few of my Regular Listens.