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So you can bet the French duo was pleased to learn that "Random Access Memories" is the year's biggest-selling vinyl album so far, according to a new report from Nielsen, which tracks music sales and radio airplay and provides charting data to Billboard.
In the first six months of 2013, the Daft Punk album sold 32,000 copies on vinyl; that's 12,000 copies more than the No. 2 album on the list, Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City," and twice as many as No. 3, "... Like Clockwork" by
Other albums on the vinyl tally include releases by Mumford & Sons, Atoms for Peace and the Postal Service -- records that helped drive overall vinyl sales up 33.5% compared with this point in 2012.
Total album sales (including CDs, cassettes, vinyl LPs and digital albums) are down 5.6% so far in 2013, according to the Nielsen report.
Listen to Daft Punk's extended remix of the hit "Get Lucky" below.