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It’s that time of year when people anxiously wait for their tax returns, binge on ramen, sell their plasma and break up with their partners to sell all their possessions on eBay. Yes, Record Store Day, that holiest of holidays for vinyl collectors, is a mere month-and-a-half away. Come April 21, music fans will be lining up in front of their favorite stores to load up on the special versions and limited-edition offerings labels great and small will be offering.

We went through the list of this year's releases to uncover the stuff we think will get your heart racing and your credit cards maxed. You can thank us later by getting up early and supporting your local record stores. While you’re at it, you can see the entire list of releases over here. And if you’re really looking forward to eating cat food for the rest of the season because of exchangerates and postage fees, check out some of the titles being offered in the United Kingdom here.

Read more: Here’s the email thread that launched Record Store Day 10 years ago

TIM ARMSTRONG: A Poet's Life (vinyl pressing of Rancid founder's 2007 solo album)


CAR SEAT HEADREST: Twin Fantasy (Mirror To Mirror) (first vinyl release of 2011 LP that was one of Bandcamp's highest ever downloads)

THE CASKET LOTTERY: Anthology (triple-LP box set from this band of former Coalesce members Stacy Hilt and Nathan Ellis)

DESCENDENTS: Who We Are (three-track 7-inch)

JUNGLE ROT What Horrors Await (first time on vinyl)

KILLING JOKE: Absolute Dissent (vinyl reissue of the band's 13th album with the original members reunited)

LINKIN PARK: One More Night Live (first vinyl release of legendary band's live album)

MAC DeMARCO: Old Dog Demos

THE PAGANS: “Hollywood Or Die” (last 7-inch from Cleveland punk legends)

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: Live At The Democratic Convention (That's all you need to know)

THE QUEERS/CHRIS BARROWS: Split (The Queers contribute a cover of “Beat Your Heart Out” by the Zeroes and a remake of “Everything's OK”; former Pink Lincolns singer Barrows unveils two new songs)

STONE SOUR: Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions LP

SUBLIME: Sublime (10-inch vinyl pressing of the band's first cassette)

S U R V I V E: RR7400 ( new 12-inch of the Stranger Things band playing live in the studio a la BBC Peel Sessions)

TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET: Warning Device (10th anniversary edition on colored vinyl with a bonus track)

TOUCHE AMORE: Demo (The band's 7-inch demo expanded to a 12-inch release, backed with an etched design)

VA: Boston Hardcore '89 – '91 (crucial Taang! Records comp, first time on vinyl)

VA: Why Are We Here? (reissue of 1983 compilation of North Carolina hardcore bands inlcuding Corrosion Of Conformity, No Label, Bloodmobile and Stillborn Christians)