Love it or loathe it, the annual celebration of vinyl isn’t going anywhere.
With vinyl continuing to be a growing part of recorded music sales, artists and labels have doubled down on Record Store Day, clogging plants around the world with increasingly-unnecessary vinyl releases.
Still, after sorting through the just-released list, and discarding the 311 reissues and Happy Mondays live albums, there are a some interesting releases beyond the ones we’ve already covered, like MF Doom’s Black Bastards pop-up book, Get On Down’s always-on-point reissues and the new-old J Dilla.
Here’s what’s caught our eye so far in the entire list. This year’s Record Store Day is April 18, 2015.
- Captain Beefheart’s best Peel session cuts compiled on Rough, Raw And Amazing
- Carcass’ aptly named Choice Cuts compilation on clear, blood-spattered vinyl
- Clipse’s Lord Willin’ as a 7×7″ vinyl box set
- Four Tet, Jamie xx, Koreless and John Talabot’s Continuum score on 7″
- Bernard Hermann’s ‘Psycho Suite For Strings’ as a colored (we assume red?) 7″ single
- Mark Kozelek’s What’s Next To The Moon, a pre-Sun Kil Moon tribute album to Bon Scott-era AC/DC
- Ministry’s Trax Box, a patent leather box set that includes 7 CDs and 1 LP
- Sun Ra’s Calling Planet Earth on “psychedelic” vinyl and Planets Of Life Or Death: Amiens ’73 on 12″
- The Spaceape’s ‘Ghost Town’ / ‘At War With Time’ 7″ on vinyl for the first time
- Swans’ first release the 12″ EP