Record Store Day, the annual celebration of the independent record shop has grown almost unimaginably since it was dreamt up in America in 2007.
This year there are over 630 #RSD releases and many have suggested it’s simply too big and too commercial. Katy Perry picture discs, inflated prices on ebay and some shops ending up lumbered with unwanted vinyl they felt compelled to stock have arguably taken the shine off the event. Quietus and Nialler9 have written articles on the RSD “crisis” while a few stores like Good Music have pulled out of the day entirely.

That’s not to say there aren’t a ton of gems among the vast list of releases, so here are 30 that you might want to join that long queue to buy. (some only available in particular countries so check the official site)

The annual Record Store Gay compilation is back with another bumper crop of camp classic cover versions with all proceeds going to Outhouse, a LGBT resource centre in Dublin.
Other notable releases include a remix of The Hackney Colliery Band reworking of Kanye West’s All Of The Lights, a limited Sage Francis double A in the US, Le Sac vs Pip 7″ vinyl, lovely slide guitar blues on white vinyl from Khruangbin and 1970’s Black Emmanuelle soundtracks to name but a few.

LISTEN TO THIRTY #RSD RELEASES ON THE WHYD PLAYLIST BELOW (and click through the links for more info). Happy shopping.