"There will be no record sales by the end of the decade, I think."
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has predicted that the vinyl revival will end by "the end of the decade".

The songwriter's new album 'Chasing Yesterday' is the highest selling vinyl album release of the year to date, prompting Noel to muse on the format's resurgence during an interview with Q Magazine.

"Yeah I know, unbelievable isn't it? For the people who still want to buy and own music, for me to be sat at the top of that list really is great. Until you look at how many people are actually buying it and it's like a thousand albums! Fucking hell, I've probably got more than a thousand sat in my office right now. But it's the streaming thing, there will be no record sales by the end of the decade, I think."

The guitarist admits that he rarely goes record shopping due to the demands of fans. "Well, where do you buy records these days? I can't go to HMV. How long do you think it would take me to get out of HMV if I went in? If I go into a record store they usually turn into autograph sessions so I avoid them now. I think that's the way music is going now though, for me anyway, I'm more into tracks."

Seemingly Paul Weller acts as a musical guide for the one time Oasis songwriter. "I'm reliant on Paul Weller. I don't know what he does, he must listen to fucking independent radio all the time because he's forever on the phone to me all the time saying, 'Have you got all this? Check this out, check that out.'"

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