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Having been one of very few ways to listen to music once upon a time, vinyl records have made a comeback in popular culture as music lovers collect their favourite albums – despite many turning to digital for their favourite hits. However, those records could bring more than just nostalgia to their owners.

In fact, some records are potentially worth large amounts of cash, with even more modern vinyl’s capable of holding immense value.

For collectors who have these records at home, it could be music to their ears to discover that they are sitting on a goldmine.

Here are nine of the most expensive modern vinyl’s, according to

Kanye West – Graduation (2007)

It costs £250 for a new copy of the vinyl, but it is possible to snatch one up for as little as £50 second-hand.

Kanye’s long standing and successful rap career has produced many iconic tunes, with the Graduation vinyl home to classics like ‘Good Morning’, “Stronger’ and ‘Homecoming’.

Whilst some fans argue that the vinyl has mp3 quality, the iconic hip hop cover and gorgeously glossy blue and pink disks make it worth it.

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Some modern vinyl records could be worth hundreds (Image: GETTY)

Gorillaz – Gorillaz (2001)

An original copy of the self-named Gorillaz album can be picked up for between £60 and £130.

This is the oldest vinyl on the list, but based on the cost of the record, it is clearly still highly sought after.

The album includes electronic hip hop classics like Clint Eastwood and Tomorrow Comes Today.

Tame Impala – Currents (2015)

Prices for this indie-rock classic on vinyl sit at around £150, with some hagglers getting the price down to around £70, depending on the condition of the record.

The pricey copy of Currents includes a limited-edition bright yellow and purple vinyl.


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The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (2020)

Some lovers of Blinding Lights have paid upwards of £80 for a copy of the 2020 hit, which stayed top of the charts for a whopping 22 weeks.

The average price that people have paid for this vinyl album is more like £60, depending on when they got their copy of the release.

Kylie Minogue – Kylie Christmas (2015)

Released in the UK, this vinyl is full of Christmas cover classics including ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’, featuring Frank Sinatra.

This popular release can cost up to £300, but bargain hunters and bidding site scrapers could pick up a copy for a more reasonable £150.

The original editions, which could be ordered through Kylie’s official shop, came wrapped in exclusive red and white Kylie printed Christmas wrapping paper.

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Kylie Minogue’s Christmas vinyl is valuable (Image: GETTY)

Annie Lennox – The Annie Lennox Collection (2009)

Costing anywhere between £80-£180, depending on condition, Annie Lennox OBE’s compilation album was first released in 2009, made up of a mix of much-loved classics and new releases from Lennox.

Copies are still available to buy, but some sell for as high as £200.

Santan Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together (2021)

The UK rap artist shot to fame back in 2016 and recently released his much-anticipated album ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, which includes several famous grime and hip-hop voices, including Stormzy.

The Limited-edition vinyl was only released a few weeks ago and it is already fetching up to £600 on online auction sites, after originally being released for about £50.

Rihanna – Anti (2016)

Rihanna is well known for her pop bangers, and her fans were very eager for the album ‘Anti’ to be released on vinyl.

One copy is currently on sale for almost £290, but since its release, copies have been sold for anywhere between £60 and £180.

The vinyl features artists like SZA and Drake and produced the singles ‘Work’ and ‘Kiss It Better’.

Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon (2015)

Lana Del Rey is an adored figure in pop culture and her cult-like following of fans has hiked the price of her vinyl’s up.

The limited-edition red translucent vinyl release of the ‘Honeymoon’ album originally sold for around £30. Fans are now forking out anywhere between £170 – £320 for a mint copy.

Harry Byrne

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