Monday, April 22, 2013

The 11 Best Record Store Releases (Triple List)

I picked up so much vinyl this year...I'm not even sure how I'm going to pay rent.  And isn't that what good music is about?  Living in a van...down by the river.  There wasn't a release this year that I went in excited about...but I came out loving almost everything I purchased.  I've had the chance to listen to most of my purchases and have heard a lot of other stuff.  And the Calexico release of the year...Period.

It was a crazy day...and I'm still reeling from it.  Some say Record store Day is Christmas for music fans.  It's better than Christmas...because on Record Store Day you get exactly what you want.

To celebrate such a momentousness day and with nearly 400 releases...there's no way to condense it down to a mere 11.  Instead, I've created 3 lists to give light on some on a lot of the material that you may have missed.  And by the way, many record stores still have a lot of if there's something that was sold out at one store...I'd check out the store down the street...just in case.

Here are the 11 Best Record Store Day 7-inches:

  1. Pornography (Ryan Adams)  - 7 Minutes in Heaven
  2. Elliott Smith - Either/Or Demos 
  3. Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
  4. David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday Night
  5. Hold Steady - Criminal Fingers
  6. The Black Keys/Iggy & The Stooges - No Fun
  7. Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels - Live 1973
  8. Old 97s & Waylon Jennings - Double Set
  9. Superchunk - Void 
  10. Iron & Wine - Next To Paradise
  11. Husker Du - Amusement
Here are the 11 Best Record Store Day Reissues:

  1. Orange Juice - Rip It Up
  2. Porno For Pyros - Porno For Pyros (splatter vinyl)
  3. White Stripes - Elephant (red, white and black vinyl)
  4. At The Drive-In - Relationship in Command
  5. Braid - Frame and Canvas
  6. The Roots - Things Fall Apart
  7. The Band - The Last Waltz
  8. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (yellow vinyl)
  9. Blind Melon - Blind Melon
  10. Built To Spill - Live
  11. The Zombies - The Zombies

Here are the 11 Best Record Store Day Releases:

  1. Calexico - Spiritoso
  2. Stephen Malkmus - Ege Bamyasi
  3. A Place To Bury Strangers - Strange Moon
  4. Soundgarden - King Animal Demos
  5. Garbage - Because the Night
  6. Willie Nelson - Crazy Demo Sessions
  7. G. Love and Jack Johnson - Bloodshot & Blue
  8. Mumford and Sons - Live At Bull Moose
  9. Grouplove/Manchester Orchestra/Frightened Rabbit - Make It To Me
  10. Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me
  11. Deftones - Live: Volume 1

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