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Vinyl Revelations: January’s Top Record Releases

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The vinyl resurgence continues to flourish, showcasing a diverse array of releases that cater to both nostalgia and contemporary tastes. From reissued classics to brand-new projects, January saw a plethora of vinyl releases that appealed to music enthusiasts of all stripes. Here are some of the standout vinyl releases from the month:

Kali Uchis — Orquídeas Kali Uchis had a monumental January with the release of her captivating album, Orquídeas. Available in various vinyl variants, including standard black, milky clear, and a picture disc, Uchis’ latest offering is a testament to her musical versatility and creative vision.

Cocteau Twins — Four-Calendar Café (Reissue) and Milk & Kisses (Reissue) Scottish ethereal rockers Cocteau Twins treated fans to a special reissue of their final albums, Four-Calendar Café and Milk & Kisses. This marks the first time these albums have been released on vinyl in the US, offering American audiences the chance to experience the band’s enchanting soundscapes in a new light.

Ornette Coleman — Change Of The Century (Reissue) Considered the father of free jazz, Ornette Coleman‘s seminal album Change Of The Century receives a deluxe reissue courtesy of Rhino Hi-Fi. Limited to just 5,000 individually numbered copies, this reissue ensures that Coleman’s groundbreaking work continues to captivate audiences with its boundary-pushing improvisations.

The Smile — Wall Of Eyes Featuring Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead fame, The Smile presents their sophomore album, Wall Of Eyes. With a departure from their previous groovy sound, this release delves into rockier territory, showcasing the band’s evolution and musical prowess.

Tune-Yards — I’m A Virgo — Prime Video Original Series Soundtrack Fans of the Prime Video series I’m A Virgo can now enjoy the eclectic soundtrack on vinyl, courtesy of Tune-Yards. Pressed on limited-edition yellow vinyl and accompanied by a color insert, this release captures the vibrant energy and sonic diversity of the acclaimed series.

Maggie Rogers — Heard It In A Past Life (Reissue) Celebrating five years since its debut, Maggie Rogers‘ breakout album Heard It In A Past Life receives a special anniversary reissue. Complete with cobalt vinyl, a bonus 7-inch single, and a poster, this reissue is a must-have for fans of Rogers’ heartfelt indie-pop sound.

M. Ward — Duet for Guitars #2 (Reissue) and Transfiguration Of Vincent (Reissue) Merge Records pays homage to M. Ward‘s early work with the vinyl reissues of Duet for Guitars #2 and Transfiguration Of Vincent. These seminal albums, presented on vinyl for the first time, offer listeners a glimpse into Ward’s formative years as a musician.

Spiritualized — Amazing Grace (20 Year Anniversary Edition) Spiritualized commemorates the 20th anniversary of Amazing Grace with a remastered edition as part of The Spaceman Reissue Program. Available in standard black and limited dove grey vinyl, this release highlights the album’s fusion of gospel influences and psychedelic rock.

Fleetwood Mac — Fleetwood Mac (Vinyl Me, Please Reissue) Vinyl Me, Please celebrates Fleetwood Mac‘s iconic self-titled album with a special reissue on 180g Black & White Quad vinyl. Following the band’s resurgence in popularity, this reissue offers new fans the opportunity to experience the album that preceded their legendary Rumours era.

Kid Cudi — Insano Kid Cudi makes a splash with his dynamic hip-hop release, Insano. Available in various cover art options, including limited signed editions, this vinyl offering reflects Cudi’s commitment to both musical innovation and visual aesthetics.