The Best Vinyl Releases Of October 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 October below.

Taylor Swift — Midnights

Taylor Swift Midnights vinyl

Midnights is perhaps the biggest album of the year so far, and as always, Taylor Swift came through with the merch. Her webstore has four differently colored versions of the album on vinyl, too. If you want to dig deep into your pockets and buy all of them, the four editions can be placed together and form a clock face on their back sides.

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Discovery — LP (Reissue)

Discovery LP vinyl
XL Recordings

In 2009, former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles got together for a full-length album: LP, credited to Discovery. This new reissue of the album comes in a number of different colors and includes an unlisted bonus track that wasn’t on the original XL Recordings pressing.

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Queens Of The Stone Age — Queens Of The Stone Age (Reissue)

Queens Of The Stone Age vinyl
Matador Records

Queens Of The Stone Age became one of the most respected rock bands of their era and it all started with the 1998 self-titled debut album. Now, it’s back in print on vinyl for the first time in ten years, in either standard black or limited-edition opaque orange vinyl.

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Siouxsie And The Banshees — All Souls

siouxsie and the banshees all souls

Here’s a peculiar one: Siouxsie Sioux collected rarities and classics for a compilation crafted specifically for fall. All tracks have been remastered, the album comes with new artwork directed by Sioux, and some songs here haven’t been seen on vinyl in decades.

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Thursday — Full Collapse (Reissue)

Thursday Full Collapse vinyl
Craft Recordings

It’s been over 20 years since influential post-hardcore group Thursday released Full Collapse, their sophomore album that would go on to be an emo classic. Now fans can get their hands on a limited-edition (only 5,000 copies are being released worldwide) vinyl reissue, spread across three 10-inch LPs and accompanied by a unique hardcover book. Check out our feature on the album.

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Tom Waits — Alice (Reissue) and Blood Money (Reissue)

tom waits alice

Tom Waits was busy in 2002 when he dropped two new albums: Alice and Blood Money. Both of those projects turn 20 this year, so now Waits has reissued them. On top of the new vinyl pressings, the digital deluxe versions also include new live renditions of five tracks per album.

Get Alice here. Get Blood Money here.

The Beatles — Revolver (Reissue)

beatles revolver vinyl

A Beatles vinyl reissue isn’t exactly a hard sell, especially when it comes to this new release of Revolver. This version features newly mixed audio available in mono, stereo, and Dolby Atmos iterations, and the Super Deluxe edition even comes with a 100-page hardbound book. It’s a must-own for any Beatles fan, and probably any music fan, too.

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The Libertines — Up The Bracket (20th Anniversary Reissue)

libertines vinyl
Rough Trade

The Libertines established themselves as major players in the 2000s UK indie rock scene with their 2002 debut album Up The Bracket, which has now gotten a 20th-anniversary reissue. The Super Deluxe Edition is particularly impressive, featuring 65 previously unreleased recordings, including original demos, radio sessions, and live performances.

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Beastie Boys — Check Your Head (Vinyl Me, Please Reissue)

Beastie Boys Check Your Head vinyl
Rough Trade

Check Your Head — the 1992 Beastie Boys LP that features favorites like “So What’cha Want” and “Pass The Mic” — turns 20 this year. So, Vinyl Me, Please is reissuing it in a special burgundy/dark red vinyl with AAA lacquers cut from the original master tapes. Another major appeal of this particular release is that it comes with a listening notes booklet from Mark Ronson.

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Sudan Archives — Natural Brown Prom Queen

Sudan Archives vinyl
Stones Throw

After establishing herself with 2019’s Athena, Sudan Archives was able to follow it up with a forceful and intriguing second album, Natural Brown Prom Queen. Aside from a standard black vinyl edition, it’s also available in pink and orange pressings that bring out different elements of the striking cover art.

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