25 Records to Snag on Record Store Day 2016 

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Alas, Record Store Day 2016 is upon us. Here are some official and just-plain-classic records to pick up from your local vendor on the annual celebration of vinyl (April 16, 2016).
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Straight up, 18-hour party music. Like for partying for 18 hours. Flip the record as necessary.

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The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows An indie rock classic. The jingle-jangle slightly distorted reverb of the guitars and the keys have become a staple of the New York group’s sound, often imitated, never duplicated.

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Diana Ross. Done, son.

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Tina Weymouth. My sweet, Tina Weymouth.

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Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope The Russian redhead sheds some of the avant-garde noise heard on debut Soviet Kitsch and explores equally uplifting and heartbreaking territory. An official Record Store Day (RSD) release, Begin to Hope will be released on two LPs, limited to 3,000 copies.

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Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music This is a must for any music fan. Fuck country, soul, blues, r&b or any other genre. If you can’t dig Brother Ray’s sultry sounds, whatever they are … check your pulse.

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Patti Smith - Horses Live Electric Lady Studios Also another official RSD release, see if the classic LP from the female torchbearer of Dylan’s poeticism and surrealist content lives up to the hype or if Crass was right in stating in anti-pop anthem “Punk is Dead”: Patti Smith, you’re napalm, you write with your hand but it’s Rimbaud’s arm.”

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Nina Simone - Wild is the Wind A perfect record, sublimely intimate and jarring. A perfect introduction to Eunice Waymon, the woman crowned the “High Priestess of Soul.”

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Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly It’s Missy “Misdemeanor.” Need we say more?

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Mac DeMarco - Another (Demo) One The demo for this 2015 mini-LP release from the bedroom pop savant is sure to have all of the millennials passive-aggressively tweeting over how some big, burly carnivore searching for rare Mayhem bootlegs wouldn’t get out of the way so they could snatch it up.

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Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill The Fugees’ The Score, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. A holy trinity of perfection. Cop all three.

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Isn't she the one that was running up that hill and then disappeared for, like, 20 years and then came back? Oh, you didn't know that? Guess, I know a fuck-ton more about Kate Bush than you.

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Spelled c-u-l-t-u-r-e.

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For the making of the baby.

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Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear The beautiful man most poised to take the torch of modernist torch ballads from Leonard Cohen.

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Etta James - At Last Beyoncé may have played the mastersinger of such classics as the title track, “All I Could Do Was Cry,” which is all you’ll be able to do upon listening to it, “Spoonful” and “My Dearest Darling” in the Chess Records docudrama Cadillac Records, but the queen reigns supreme.

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Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke The 2014 release from the woman with a talent as big as her famous ... wigs. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

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Deftones - B-Sides & Rarities Because it’s San Antonio, and they’re the Deftones.

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David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World Even with 5,000 copies running around this Record Store Day, this 12” picture disc is gonna be one hot commodity. Miss you every day, Starman.

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Curtis Mayfield - SuperFly A soul-funk classic from the brilliant leader of The Impressions.

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The Clash - Combat Rock Originally titled Rat Patrol from Fort Bragg, this seminal record, despite the two singles “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” “Rock the Casbah” and their inevitable mention in any conversation with casual Clash fans, i.e. posers, is truly punk in its challenge of the cliches of three-chords played loud and fast. Really, a brilliant World Music record.

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Buzzcocks - More Product in a Different Compilation 24 tracks from one of the most brilliantly melodic groups that proved that pop-punk didn’t begin with American Idiot, or even Dookie before it.

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Blonde Redhead - Peel Sessions This 1,500 limited run 7” from the first-noise-and-then-chamber-pop trio is out on Numero Group, the label that previously released English Oldies, the Royal Jesters comp.

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The Animals - Animal Tracks Originally released just one year after four mop-topped Liverpudlians took the States by storm, The Animals helped push American rhythm and blues back into the forefront of pop music. This official RSD re-release features R&B standards “Bright Lights, Big City” by Jimmy Reed, “I Ain’t Got You,” “Mess Around” and “I Believe to my Soul,” the latter two made popular by some genius named Ray Charles.

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Alejandro Escovedo - Thirteen Years & Gravity The ex-Nun and Springsteen-approved San Anto native has his first two solo records re-released for the annual vinyl celebration.

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Straight up, 18-hour party music. Like for partying for 18 hours. Flip the record as necessary.

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