Record Store Day seems to have become awash with reissues rather than new releases. That's judging from the 50 best-selling records on Saturday 18th April, some of which are vinyl versions of releases that were never released on vinyl; others are simply reissues. There's something slightly damaging about this: for instance, Jack White and his own Third Man Records label monopolise with a first-ever vinyl of Get Behind Me Satan. It's the best-selling record of the day, has never been released on vinyl before, and shows only the obsequious nature of the general consumer populace: throw out a "rare" gem and people will lap it up.

Sales of vinyl on this year's Record Store Day were up by 3.3% on 2014's effort; and if we go simply by week, sales experienced a 628% increase in growth from the Saturday prior to RSD. It's all well and good, but if what's being bought is mostly reissue vinyl (as you'll see from the image below), the independent nature of record stores in general and of the often small, independent labels that supply to them, becomes lost by the wayside. [via Hypebot]

• We spoke about this in more detail in our feature, Does record store day screw small labels?