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?