They have crossed the half-million mark already this year, the first time this has been achieved since 2003, and sales have doubled in a year. Music fans have bought 550,000 vinyl albums so far this year, according to analysis of Official Charts Company data by recording industry body the BPI.
BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor said: "The LP is back in the groove. We're witnessing a renaissance for records they are becoming the format of choice for more and more music fans.
"Vinyl sales are growing fast as a new generation discovers the magic of 12 inch artwork, liner notes and the unique sound of analogue records, often accompanied by a download code for mp3s."
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is the biggest selling vinyl album this year, with AM by Arctic Monkeys the second most popular buy. Oasis's (What's the Story) Morning Glory is the most popular vinyl release of the past 20 years.