Each year, Record Store Day is commemorated to celebrate the continued existence of independent record stores in the face of changing music consumption. Observing the increasing sales of vinyl, Record Store Day has helped propagate the age-old notion of purchasing physical products through limited edition releases that include stylistic packaging, colorful vinyl records and exclusive material not previously available.
While the alternative holiday has gotten flak for its questionable practices and excess in gimmicky releases, it has also given casual buyers a reason to flock to record stores to grab vinyl off the shelf on release day.
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This year, Record Store Day will be observed on April 16th, and two record stores in Singapore, Vinylicious Records and The Analog Vault, will be selling select but undisclosed titles from the RSD catalogue on the day itself.
Click here to view the full list, which features exciting releases like reissues of David Bowie's 'TVC15' and 'The Man Who Sold The World' on picture discs, long-awaited first pressings of Clint Mansell's score to Requiem for a Dream and Mew's prog-rock masterpiece And The Glass Handed Kites, a commemorative box set of Lush's discography, J Dilla's vocal album The Diary, Regina Spektor's Soviet Kitsch on red vinyl, a vinyl box set of a live Alt J show, and — get this — a Run The Jewels cardboard virtual reality viewer, apparently needed to watch an upcoming music video.