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Record Store Day 2017: Must-Haves

Andre 3000 - All Together Now
This cover of a Beatles song was originally only ever available for download because it was part of an old Nike commercial. However, its now available for your purchase on RSD. It's smooth, melodic and I recommend picking this up on wax.

Banks & Steelz (Feat. Florence Welch) - Wild Season
Florence Welch, of Florence & The Machine fame, is one of the most talented singers of this century. Anything she puts her name to I'm very likely to pick up. So when I saw this on the list I knew I was going to pick it up, especially with Wu-Tang Clans RZA attaching his name. Dreamlike.

Bastille - Comfort of Strangers
I remember picking up Bastille's phenomenal Hangin' 7" on RSD last year, so this is a must have this Record Store Day. It contains a previously unreleased song which I'm more than excited to listen to and the track Warmth (Live) on the B-Side.

Blossoms - Blossoms
Blossoms are a band I've only got into recently, but their debut album is definitely one of the stand out releases from the past year. A perfect mixture of sweet melodies, tongue in cheek lyrics and Tom Ogdens great voice. I recently saw them live and they were absolutely amazing. This 10" picture disc looks stunning, and it contains a fully acoustic set as performed at Festival No. 6. I'm incredibly excited to pick this up.

Brother Ali - The Undisputed Truth
One of the most talented and insightful rappers out there at the moment. In honour of the 10th anniversary of this album we will be getting an extra special version on RSD. These are only liited to 3000 and each one is hand numbered AND a bonus LP of unreleased tracks. I'd recommend that any hip hop fan picks this up.

Cabbage - Young, Dumb & Full of...
Cabbage recently released all of their EP's in one full length album. This is that collection on vinyl for the first time and on orange vinyl nonetheless. It's a must have for any fans of bands like Slaves, or any recent punk music. A great album.

Catfish & The Bottlemen - The Balcony
Catfish's first album is one of my favourite albums of all time. It contains bangers, slow songs and perfect music. I've already got this on vinyl but if you don't then i reccomend picking up this on exclusive white vinyl or, you know, pay a third of the price for normal black vinyl.

The Cure - Greatest Hits
The Cure aren't given the credit they deserve in the music scene. Very open, emotional music and sometimes so glaringly depressing that it makes a lot of their music very beautiful. That means this exclusive picture disc of their greatest hits, never before released on vinyl, is something you should be looking to pick up whether you're a fan or not.

Czarface - First Weapon Drawn
This has not just never been released on vinyl. This has NEVER been released. The hip-hop trio including Wu-Tang's Inspectah Deck, are releasing a never before heard album with exclusive comic book artwork and I can't wait to get my hands on this and look at all the art whilst it's spinning. One of my must-haves!

Danny Brown - Ain't it Funny
Ain't It Funny was from 2016's stellar album, Atrocity Exhibition, and this was one of the stand out songs on the album. As it has recently been released as a single it is now getting the picture disc treatment for RSD and I'm perfectly okay with that because it looks really cool.

Every Bowie release
I shouldn't even have to write a description for why you should want these.

Hudson Mohawke - Watch_Dogs 2
Watch_Dogs 2 was one of my favourite games of this past year, so to see the soundtrack that contributed to that game being great appearing on this list I was imediately excited. Hudson Mohawke brought all of his skills in producing dance/house/techno music to the fold here and if you've played through the game you'll still get the rush of every feeling as you played through the game if you listen to this soundtrack.

Slaves - Take Control
This is a phenomenal punk rock album from the duo. It contains a fantastic mixture of gross, amped up bass and in your face lyrics. If you're a an of punk or Slaves then I recommend going out and getting this special gold sleeve version of this album.

Slick Rick - Childrens Story
This is arguably the coolest and most unique release on the day. It's the song Childrens story by Slick Rick on a 7" but it comes with the song's lyrics adapted to a genuine childrens book. This is incredibly cool! I'm sure collectors will be fighting over this on the day.

The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn in His Side
To be able to get any of the original smiths records you are probably a millionaire or incredibly reckless with your money. But to see one those 7" released again with an alternative cover is pretty cool and as a lifelong smiths fan I will be picking this up for sure.

T.I. - I'm Serious
Limited to only 500, hand numbered, never before released on vinyl, classic hip-hop album. Does it need anymore pro-points to go out and purchase this? it will be heavily priced by those scumbag flippers afterwards so if you're looking to buy this then this is probably your only chance.

Toto - Africa
This is quite hilarious, but it's the song Africa on a 7" and shaped like the continent of Africa. Who thinks of this stuff? I don't know but I want it.

Wiley - Godfather
The self-proclaimed godfather of rap is releasing his album 'Godfather' on a special white label promo. This is probably going to be alot more expensive than the normal version of the album and it probably won't be worth it, however you Wiley fans out there are probably frothing at the mouth for this.


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