The biggest vinyl retailer on the high street is now Sainsbury's

In yet another sign of the format's continued popularity, Sainsbury's has added eighteen (and only eighteen) vinyl releases to the shelves of 171 of its supermarkets. This makes Sainsbury's the owner of the most vinyl stores on the UK high street, albeit with a pretty limited selection.

Album releases from Adele, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, The Beatles and more will now be available a few aisles down from your fruit and veg, as Sainsbury's makes the most of a 70 per cent rise in vinyl sales in 2016.

The records on offer will sell for between £12 and £20 and promise to be a mix of classics and 2016 bestsellers, though it seems that tends to amount to the same thing if the initial list is anything to go by.

Pete Selby, Sainsbury's Head of Music and Books, says the vinyl revival is far from a passing fad but rather a music format with a "long term future".

"Vinyl is definitely experiencing a revival with demand growing stronger year on year," says Selby. "It is our aim to make the vinyl experience easy and pleasurable for our customers who are ready to re-engage with a format that resonates with them on an emotional level.”

Well, it's certainly more emotional than picking up a new box of cornflakes.

Not only will you be able to flick through (fairly quickly) a selection of records, Sainsbury's has also decided to stock - wait for it - the Crosley Cruiser turntable, yours for £80.

While it's a nicely put together machine, we really think your records deserve a little better (try one of these).

Tesco was the first supermarket to announce it was stocking vinyl last year, now it seems Sainsbury's wants a (bigger) slice of the pie...

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Sainsbury's vinyl records - release list and prices:

AC/DC Back in Black £16

Adele 25 £18

Amy Winehouse Back to Black £14

Bob Marley Legend £14

David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars £16

David Bowie Nothing Has Changed (The Best of David Bowie) £20

Eagles Hotel California £12

Fleetwood Mac Rumours £12

Foo Fighters The Greatest Hits £18

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV £12

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin £12

Nick Drake Pink Moon £14

Nirvana Nevermind £14

The Beatles Abbey Road £16

The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band £16

The Smiths The Queen is Dead £12

The Specials The Specials £12

The Stone Roses The Stone Roses £14

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).