Record Store Day should be a national holiday. It is a music fan’s wet dream. And I mean every part of the imagery that comes with. Over 200 exclusive releases on CDs and vinyl, just for independent record stores. Last year I got in line a half hour before the store opened and I was 25th in line, this year…I’m planning on two hours in line. I don’t think I’ve been this excited about new music since GNR’s double album midnight sale back in 1991. And I know I’m not the only one. The music blogs are buzzing…fans are frothing at the mouth. This makes Bieber Fever look like a case of mild night sweats. All the record labels are getting involved which means they know how profitable this day is. Last year, they sold more records on Record Store Day on single day than any other day in the history of Soundscan. Obviously, fans still want to buy music. Instead of playing the blame game for music sales plummeting, why don’t you figure out how to harness this musical obsession that is still turning a profit.
Now everyone will have their different favorites…so instead of making a general list, these are my favorites of this coming holiday. If you want to check out the full list…go here. What are you favorites?
Here are my 11 Most Exciting Releases for Record Store Day 2011:
1. The Foo Fighters – Medium Rare LP
2. Ryan Adams – Class Mythology EP
3. The Decemberists – Live At Bull Moose CD
4. Fucked Up – Town Comp LP
5. Sonic Youth – Whore’s Moaning LP
6. Fistful of Mercy – 7-inch single
7. Guided By Voices Tribute – LP
8. Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Telesterion 2CD
9. Deftones – Covers LP
10. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American 3LP
11. Naked and Famous – This Machine CD
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