The Official Chart Company has announced the 10 most popular albums and singles on vinyl so far this year and both lists are dominated by Noel Gallagher, with records from Blur, David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys featuring too.
David Bowie has remained quiet since the surprise release of new album The Next Day.
He shocked fans earlier this year by putting out song Where Are We Now? on his 66th birthday with no notice.
The Next Day, his first studio record in ten years, was out on March 11 but the icon has maintained press silence.
Until... American novelist (and Bowie fan) Rick Moody contacted the star and recieved in return a 'work flow diagram' relating to the new record.
Vampyric, Pressgang and Hostage are among the words listed
"I was really excited to speak to this list, and to apply this list to the songs of The Next Day, but the very first thing I had to do was simply to enjoy the list, because it's a great list, and it has the word chthonic on it, and this is one of my very favorite words, and you have to admit, additionally, chthonic is a great word, and all art that is chthonic is excellent art, and art that has nothing chthonic about it, like, let's say, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," that is art that's hard to withstand," Moody wrote in a very indepth analysis of the list on website The Rumpus .
The word flow diagram is as follows: