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Vinyl lovers spent this past Saturday combing through their local independent record stores in honor of Record Store Day — though I'm sure their millions upon millions of tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram selfies tipped you off to that.

While scrolling through my social-media feeds yesterday, I started to get curious about which albums people were buying and whether the much-hyped RSD special releases were as big a deal as promised. So, I scrolled through the various hashtags (#RecordStoreDay, #RSD15, etc.) and trending topics on Instagram (and Twitter and Facebook to a lesser extent) to take a random sampling of the purchases users had made.

Note that this is by no means an extensive consumer report and that my findings only reflect what people posted about on social media — I mean, how many old dudes are taking selfies with their Pat Boone vinyl? Still, let's dive in.

Percentage of Albums by Decade

• 31.3% from the 2010s

Asylum Records UK/Atlantic Records UK


• 15% from the 2000s

Kill Rock Stars

• 12.5% from the 1990s

Death Row/Interscope


• 16.2% from the 1980s

RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment

• 21.2% from the 1970s

Atlantic Recording Corp.


• 6.3% from the 1960s

Atco Records/Rhino Entertainment Company

• 2.5% from the 1950s

The Verve Music Group/UMG Recordings


Most Popular Artists by Number of Posts

1. The White Stripes, 8.8%

Third Man Records, Inc.


2. David Bowie, 7.5%

Parlophone Records

3. Father John Misty, 6.2%

Sub Pop Records


4. Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," 5%

Hedwig Broadway Company LLC.

5. Brand New, 3.8%

Triple Crown Records/Razor & Tie


Other RSD Findings

• 51.3% of the albums people posted about buying were RSD exclusives.


• Coolest RSD-exclusive packaging I saw: either Father John Misty's heart-shaped I Loved You, Honeybee, or J Dilla's badge-shaped Fuck the Police.

• I'm really glad I wasn't in Soho (the London one) today.


• This person has really good taste.

• And I really wish this ironic tweet wasn't so ironic.

Bad at filling out bios seeks same.