The Best Vinyl Releases Of January 2022

Anybody who thought the vinyl resurgence was just a fad was mistaken: The industry has experienced a legitimate revival. As a result, music fans are interested in physical media in ways they may not have if the decades-old medium hasn’t made a comeback. That doesn’t mean everybody is listening to just their parents’ old music, though. That’s part of it, sure, thanks to rereleases that present classic albums in new ways. A vital part of the renewed vinyl wave, though, is new projects being released as records, of which there are plenty.

Whatever you might be into, each month brings a new slew of vinyl releases that has something for everybody. Some stand out above the rest, naturally, so check out some of our favorite vinyl releases of January below.

Jonny Greenwood — The Power Of The Dog

Jonny Greenwood The Power Of The Dog Vinyl
Lakeshore Records/Invada Records

When Jonny Greenwood isn’t fulfilling his Radiohead duties, he’s become prominent in the scoring world. He provided the music for the Netflix film The Power Of The Dog, for example, and now his score is getting a vinyl release, which features a printed disc sleeve and the album pressed on high-fidelity black vinyl.

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Burial — Antidawn EP

Burial Antidawn EP vinyl

Burial kicked off 2022 with the Antidawn EP, which really veers into full-blown album territory with its 43-minute runtime. The vinyl edition is available on Bandcamp, which means that aside from the physical LP, you’ll get a digital download of the album to enjoy when you’re away from your turntable.

Get it here.

David Bowie — Toy Box

David Bowie Toy Box Vinyl

Toy, a previously unreleased David Bowie album, is legendary among fans, and now it’s finally widely available, as it got an official release earlier this month. It arrives as part of the Toy:Box set, the vinyl edition of which is pressed on six 10-inch vinyl records, which include the album, B-sides, and more extras.

Get it here.

Grimes — Visions (Vinyl Me, Please Reissue)

Grimes Visions vinyl
Vinyl Me, Please

As Grimes readies her Book 1 project, now isn’t a bad time to look back at what got Grimes to this point with a new Vinyl Me, Please reissue of Visions, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. VMP even got Grimes to write new liner notes for this exclusive edition. For example, she wrote of “Infinite Love Without Fulfillment,” “Wow, i can hear myself learning how to make music in this song. I remember doing the vocal over the drums and then randomly trying that baseline and being like whoa! And kinda spiralling into this experiment.”

Get it here.

Bonobo — Fragments (Vinyl Me, Please Edition)

Bonobo Fragments vinyl
Vinyl Me, Please

Bonobo has established himself as one of this century’s most beloved electronic artists, and now he has returned with his esteemed seventh album, Fragments. If you want an uncommon edition of the LP to highlight your record shelf, Vinyl Me, Please has an exclusive version that’s pressed on gorgeous orange and red swirled vinyl.

Get it here.

PJ Harvey — Let England Shake (Reissue) and Let England Shake – Demos

PJ Harvey Let England Shake Vinyl

For a good while now, PJ Harvey has been going through her back catalog to give her albums fresh vinyl reissues, accompanied by companion albums that feature demos and other goodies. Now, Let England Shake, her revered 2011 album, has gotten the same treatment. While some releases (like the Bonobo one you just read about) come with vinyl pressed in fancy colors, the standard black LP is actually the perfect visual accompaniment to the monochrome album art here.

Get Let England Shake here. Get Let England Shake – Demos here.

The Weeknd — Dawn FM

The Weeknd Dawn FM Target Vinyl

The Weeknd has one of the year’s biggest albums so far with Dawn FM, and now fans can secure their own uncommon piece of it: The album has gotten an exclusive vinyl edition that’s only available at Target and features alternative artwork and silver translucent vinyl.

Get it here.

Cat Power — Covers (Indie Exclusive Colored Vinyl)

Cat Power Cover Vinyl

Cat Power is one of the best cover artists we have, and she has nailed it once again on her latest collection of other folks’ songs, aptly and simply titled Covers. This edition of the album is pressed on gold vinyl, which looks lovely when paired with the denim-clad cover art.

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Tkay Maidza — Last Year Was Weird Vol. 3

Tkay Maidza Last Year Was Weird Vol.3 vinyl

The Zimbabwean-Australian singer wrapped up her storied Last Year Was Weird EP trilogy this month with the final installment, and if you were hoping to get a nice pressing of that for your collection, here we go. This is a real meat-and-potatoes edition, which comes pressed on classic black vinyl housed in a full-color printed inner sleeve.

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Speedy Ortiz — The Death Of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker… Forever

The Death Of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker… Forever is a great collection for longtime Speedy Ortiz fans, as it compiles the band’s first album and EP (the ones mentioned in the release’s title) and some other goodies. As for what those goodies include, nobody can explain it better than Sadie Dupuis herself, and thankfully, she made an unboxing video that you can check out above.

Get it here.

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

All The New Albums Coming Out In January 2022

Keeping track of all the new albums coming out in a given month is a big job, but we’re up for it: Below is a comprehensive list of the major releases you can look forward to in January. If you’re not trying to potentially miss out on anything, it might be a good idea to keep reading.

Friday, January 7

  • Canyon City — Matinee EP (Nettwerk)
  • David Bowie — Toy:Box (Warner)
  • The Dollyrots — Down The Rabbit Hole (Wicked Cool Record)
  • Eric Nam — There And Back Again (The Eric Nam Company, Inc.)
  • Sis — Gnani EP (Native Cat Recordings)
  • Spector — Now Or Whenever (Moth Noise)
  • Twin Atlantic — Transparency (Virgin EMI Records)
  • Vulfpeck — Vulf Vault 005: Wong’s Cafe (Vulf Records)
  • Waxahatchee — El Deafo Soundtrack (Merge Records)
  • The Wombats — Fix Yourself, Not The World (AWAL)
  • Yard Act — The Overload (Island Records)
  • Years & Years — Night Call (Polydor)
  • Young Mountain — If You Leave EP (Young Mountain)

Friday, January 14

  • Anna von Hausswolff — Live At Montreaux Jazz Festival ((RED) Southern Lord)
  • Before Breakfast — I Could Be Asleep If It Weren’t For You (After Dinner)
  • Bonobo — Fragments (Ninja Tune)
  • Broken Social Scene — Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities (Arts & Crafts)
  • Buffalo Revisited — Volcanic Rock Live (Vertigo Records)
  • Cat Power — Covers (Domino Recording Company)
  • Drew Holcomb And Ellie Holcomb — Coming Home: A Collection Of Songs (Magnolia Records)
  • DVR — Dirty Tapes EP (XL Recordings)
  • Earl Sweatshirt — Sick! (Tan Cressida/Warner Records)
  • Eliza Gilkyson — Songs From The River Wind (Howlin’ Dog Records)
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters — The Boy Named If (EMI/Capitol Records)
  • Fickle Friends — Are We Gonna Be Alright? (Polydor Records)
  • Garcia Peoples — Dodging Dues (No Quarter Records)
  • Grace Cummings — Storm Queen (ATO Records)
  • Jamestown Revival — Young Man (Jamestown Revival Recordings)
  • The Lumineers — Bright Side (Dualtone)
  • Magic City Hippies — Water Your Garden (Wasserman Music)
  • The Ophelias — Bare Bodkin (Darla Records)
  • Orlando Weeks — Hop Up (Play It Again Sam)
  • Punch Brothers — Hell On Church Street (Nonesuch)
  • Reiko & Tori Kudo — Tangerine (Forced Exposure)
  • Sea Girls — Homesick (Polydor)
  • Skillet — Dominion (Atlantic)
  • Steve Roach — Zones, Drones & Atmospheres (Projekt Records)
  • Sun June — Somewhere +3 (Run for Cover Records)
  • Tall Heights — Juniors (Terrorbird)
  • Token — Pink Is Better (Never Too Different)

Friday, January 21

  • Anna Ash — Sleeper (Black Mesa)
  • Anxious — Little Green House (Run For Cover Records)
  • Aoife O’Donovan — Age Of Apathy (Yep Roc Records)
  • Artsick — Fingers Crossed (Slumberland)
  • Ben Abraham — Friendly Fire (Secretly Canadian)
  • Billy Talent — Crisis Of Faith (Warner Music)
  • Boris — W (Sacred Bones/KiliKiliVIla)
  • Boy Harsher — The Runner (Original Soundtrack) (Sacred Bones)
  • Brad Barr — The Winter Mission (Secret City Records)
  • Brothers Osborne — Skeletons Deluxe (EMI Nashville)
  • Diamond Dogs — Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous (Wild Kingdom)
  • Eddie Berman — Broken English (Nettwerk Records)
  • Fast Eddy — Take A Look (Spaghetty Town Records)
  • The Ferrymen — One More River To Cross (Frontiers Music)
  • Fhunyue Gao And Sven Kacirek — Hoya (Atlin Village & Mine)
  • Greensky Bluegrass — Stress Dreams (Thirty Tigers)
  • Inside Voices — Liminal Space EP (Funnybone Records)
  • Jake Xerxes Fussell — Good And Green Again (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • Jesper Munk — Taped Heart Sounds (Billbrook Records)
  • John Mellencamp — Strictly A One-Eyed Jack (Republic Records)
  • Julie Christensen — 11 from Kevin: The Songs Of Kevin Gordon (Wirebird Records)
  • Keb’ Mo’ Bridges — Good To Be (Rounder Records)
  • Kiefer Sutherland — Bloor Street (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Kids On A Crime Spree — Fall In Love Not In Line (Slumberland)
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard — Butterfly 3001 (KGLW)
  • Kyla La Grange — While Your Heart’s Still Beating (Night Heron)
  • LALU — Paint The Sky (Frontiers Records)
  • Linda Draper — Patience And Lipstick (South Forty Records)
  • Michael Rother And Vittoria Maccabruni — As Long As The Light (Groenland Records)
  • Miles Kane — Change The Show (Blood Records)
  • Mud Spencer — Fuzz Soup (Argonauta Records)
  • Night Crickets — A Free Society (Omnivore Recordings)
  • Pan Daijing — Tissues (PAN)
  • Penny And Sparrow — Olly Olly (I Love You)
  • Robert Stillman — What Does It Mean To Be American? (Orindal Records/KIT Records)
  • Silverbacks — Archive Material (Full Time Hobby)
  • Tammy Rogers And Thomm Jutz — Surely Will Be Singing (Mountain Fever Records)
  • Teddy Swims — Tough Love EP (Warner Records)
  • The Whitmore Sisters — Ghost Stories (Compass Records)

Friday, January 28

  • Adam Shoenfeld — All The Birds Sing (Lozen Entertainment)
  • Alice Glass — PREY//IV (Eating Glass Records)
  • Amber Mark — Three Dimensions Deep (Interscope Records.)
  • Anaïs Mitchell — Anaïs Mitchell (BMG Rights Management)
  • Big Big Train — Welcome To The Planet (English Electric Recordings)
  • Black Flower — Magma (Sdban Ultra)
  • Brent Cobb — And Now, Let’s Turn To Page… (Ol Buddy Records)
  • Carsen Gray — Each Moment EP (Nettwerk)
  • Combo Chimbita — IRÉ (ANTI-)
  • Earthgang — Ghetto Gods (Dreamville Records)
  • Eels — Extreme Witchcraft (E Works Records)
  • Eric Gales — Crown (Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group)
  • Immanuel Wilkins — The 7th Hand (Blue Note Records)
  • Kyle — It’s Not So Bad (Independent)
  • Lady Wray — Piece Of Me (Big Crown Records)
  • Maddie & Tae — Through The Madness Vol. 1 (Mercury Nashville)
  • Mathis Picard — Live At The Museum (Outside In Music)
  • Maverick Sabre — Don’t Forget To Look Up (Famm)
  • Maya Shenfeld — In Free Fall (Thrill Jockey)
  • Michelle — After Dinner We Talk Dreams (Canvasback Music/Transgressive)
  • Mø — Motordrome (Columbia Records)
  • North Mississippi Allstars — Set Sail (New West Records)
  • Our Lady Peace — Spiritual Machines II (Shelter Music Group)
  • PJ Harvey — Let England Shake — Demos (UMe/Island)
  • Pinegrove — 11:11 (Rough Trade Records)
  • Roedelius & Story — 4 Hands (Erased Tapes)
  • Ryan Culwell — Run Like A Bull (Missing Piece Records)
  • Sad Daddy — Way Up In The Hills (Red Yeti Records)
  • Sam Moss — Blues Approved (Schoolkids Records)
  • Scarlet Rebels — See Through Blue (Earache Records)
  • Simone Felice — All The Bright Coins (Chrysalis Records)
  • Squirrel Flower — Planet EP (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones — The Alien Coast (ATO Records)
  • Thyla — Thyla (self-released)
  • Wasuremono — Let’s Talk Pt. 2 (The Wilderness Records)
  • Willie & The Bandits — When The World Stood Still (Fat Toad Records)

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.