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The RSD Awards: Prefix's Guide To Record Store Day 2011

For this year's Record Store Day celebration, coming up on April 16, I thought I might as well inject some friendly competition into the proceedings. So, without further adieu, I present nominees for the RSD Awards*. These releases represent true highlights in the crowded field of exclusive Record Store Day releases. There's some classic albums coming back to us on a vinyl, some true gems in the overstuffed field of 7-inches, some labels making a huge impact on the celebration, some exciting rare stuff, some live releases from great bands, and even some interesting compilations to round out the field. Check them out and cast your votes in the comments. Who will stand out from RSD crowd? What releases are worth your hard-earned bucks? Which of these would you tackle some bespectacled bike messenger for?


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Fleet Foxes
Fucked Up
Guided By Voices
Record Store Day
Sonic Youth
Sub Pop
Wild Flag

As opposed to last year when I blew a whole paycheck on Beach House, LCD Soundsystem and Black Keys 10-inches, TV on the Radio vinyl releases, and booze, this year the only one on my radar is the LP release of James Blake's LP. That and probably picking up Nine Types of Light.

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I agree, that Blake LP should be sweet. I'm also looking forward to that Wild Flag single, and the F'd Up comp should be interesting.

Also, Merge just announce that the reissue of Superchunk's Here's Where the Strings Come In will include demos and a download for a full show from 2003. So, yeah, I might need to get that too.

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Did anyone else have trouble beating the crowds to get what they were looking for? Seems like things got picked clean pretty quickly this year -- even quicker than last year.

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