The Best Vinyl Releases Of July 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 July below.

Beyoncé — Renaissance

Beyonce Renaissance vinyl
Parkwood Entertainment

Undoubtedly, Renaissance is July’s biggest album, which means it’s probably a must-have in your vinyl library. Queen Bey is offering plenty of options, too, like a limited edition LP with alternate cover art (pictured above) or, if you’re more into CDs, four different CD box sets, each with a different t-shirt.

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George Michael — Older (Deluxe Box Set)

George Michael Older vinyl
Sony Music

Older was a huge moment for George Michael, and now his third solo album is the subject of a massive new box set. It features the album (remastered from the original tapes), a 48-page book, and some art prints.

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Yo La Tengo — I Can Hear The Heart (25th Anniversary Reissue)

Yo La Tengo I Can Hear The Heart vinyl

Yo La Tengo’s 1997 LP is flat-out among the greatest ever and now it turns 25 years old here in 2022. To celebrate, the band has pressed it on a new limited edition translucent yellow that also comes with a reproduction of the “President McKinley Academy Of Rock” sweatshirt as seen in the classic “Sugarcube” video.

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Jack White — Entering Heaven Alive

Jack White Entering Heaven Alive vinyl
Third Man Records

The modern king of vinyl has a new album out, so you know he’s going to deliver when it comes to physical editions. Sure enough, exclusive to the Third Man Records web store is a version of Entering Heaven Alive pressed on lovely “Tranquil Turquoise” vinyl.

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Liars — They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top (Reissue)

Liars They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top

Liars are still kickin’ after two decades together, and now they’re preparing to reissue their albums. They’ve started with their debut, which, like all albums in this reissue series, will be pressed on recycled vinyl, making this perhaps the most eco-friendly LP you could have in your collection.

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Roxy Music — Flesh + Blood (Reissue)

Roxy Music vinyl

Roxy Music has popped up in the vinyl round-up space often in recent months and now they’re back with another fresh reissue. This time, it’s 1980’s Flesh + Blood, which was enhanced with a half-speed cut and comes with other glow-ups like “a deluxe gloss laminated finish.”

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Beabadoobee — Beatopia

Beabadoobee Beatopia
Dirty Hit

Beabadoobee was an exciting up-and-comer with her 2020 debut album Fake It Flowers, but now she’s proven that wasn’t just beginner’s luck with her terrific sophomore record. She’s released it in a number of lovely vinyl editions, including the Coke bottle clear vinyl version seen above.

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Various Artists — Jazz Dispensary 2.0 Bundle

Vinyl Me Please Jazz Dispensary 2.0 Bundle
Vinyl Me, Please

Music lovers looking for exposure to a new world of jazz will be happy with Vinyl Me, Please’s second team-up with Jazz Dispensary. This collection includes four funky hand-picked albums — Bayeté’s Worlds Around The Sun, Gary Bartz’s The Shadow Do!, Idris Muhammad’s Peace And Rhythm, Melvin Sparks’ Spark Plug — sure to expand your musical horizons.

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Thin Lizzy — Jailbreak (Vinyl Me, Please Reissue)

Thin Lizzy VMP
Vinyl Me, Please

Thin Lizzy’s breakout 1976 album Jailbreak put the Irish rockers on the map, and now Vinyl Me, Please is looking to put this “Overmaster Orange” vinyl reissue on your shelf. Furthermore, Uproxx’s own Steven Hyden actually penned the liner notes for this edition.

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Lizzo — Special

Lizzo Special Vinyl

One of the month’s most colorful albums has gotten a decidedly less vibrant vinyl release. It’s a beauty, though, as this edition of Special is pressed on silver vinyl, and if it piques your interest, you ought to act fast: It’s exclusive to Lizzo’s web store and only 7,000 copies are set to be sold.

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