This past Saturday, April 21, 2012, was Record Store Day! It started in 2007 to celebrate "the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally." It's now celebrated the third Saturday of every April, and artists and record labels celebrate by releasing special compilations, limited editions of albums/vinyl, etc. I checked it out for the first time last year, and was so excited to check it out again this year at Newbury Comics in Newton, MA.
Here's what I ended up with!
Now Hear This! February 2012 compilation
Record Store Day 2012 compilation
New West Records - On Air At World Cafe
John Legend - Once Again
Walter Trout - Common Ground (a truly random selection)
J Cole - Friday Night Lights
Record Store Day 2012 Presents Coachella
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
Holy Fuck - Ghost
Sub Pop - Terminal Sales, Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts
Marc Broussard - Keep Coming Back
Universal Music Group Sampler 2012
So far, I've checked out the John Legend and Death Cab albums - really enjoying them both, as I suspected I would. Can't wait to check out the rest. I also picked up a 2011 Newbury Comics St. Patricks Day glass.
Did anyone else check out Record Store Day and pick up anything good?