It’s official: cassettes are making a comeback


Hot on the heels of the resurgence of vinyl, cassette tapes are making a comeback.

Sales of old-fashioned tapes were up 74% in America last year, according to Nielsen, which tracks music sales in the States.

It should be pointed out, however, that the numbers are still relatively small – 129,000 last year compared to 74,000 the previous year.

To put that in context, 200.8 million albums were sold in total, Billboard reports, with 13.1 million sold on vinyl.

The top selling album on cassette was Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – the tape played by the lead character Peter Quill in the Marvel movie.

It was actually released in 2014, but sold 4,000 copies last year.

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