Vinyl Albums of the Year

Top 100

All 100 of our favourite vinyl albums from 2022.

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No. 1

The Smile - 'A Light For Attracting Attention'

Rough Trade Exclusive double smoke vinyl with bonus CD. Rough Trade Exclusive 10" vinyl also now available.

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No. 2

Jack White - 'Fear of the Dawn / Entering Heaven Alive'

Rough Trade Exclusive blue, black and white splatter vinyl bundle with 'Live From Marshall Street' bonus album.

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No. 3

Rina Sawayama - 'Hold The Girl'

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No. 4

Wet Leg - 'Wet Leg'

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No. 5

Black Country, New Road - 'Ants From Up There'

Rough Trade Vinyl Albums of the Year Exclusive natural transparent vinyl and 'Never Again Part 2' covers album, available now.

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Why we chose these as our favorite Vinyl Albums of the Year.

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No. 1

The Smile - 'A Light For Attracting Attention'

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner's beautiful, mind boggling and brilliant album is our Vinyl Album of the Year. Buy now on Rough Trade Album of the Year Exclusive double smoke vinyl with alternative sleeve and bonus CD.

The Smile - 'A Light For Attracting Attention'

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