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Fri April 15, 2011
All Songs Considered Blog

Record Store Day 2011: 10 Reasons To Visit Your Local Music Shop Saturday

Saturday brings the fourth iteration of Record Store Day, which celebrates (and attempts to perpetuate) the existence of mom-and-pop record shops. Participating stores around the world are planning in-store performances, contests and general joviality, while the Record Store Day organization helped commission a series of exclusive music releases — from rare T-shirts to rarer vinyl records — available only at participating retailers.

With that in mind, we took a look at the official Record Store Day release list and compiled these 10 reasons to get excited about RSD '11, arranged in descending order of copies available.

Find a complete list of Record Store Day releases here.

What independent record shop do you plan to visit Saturday? How do you otherwise plan to celebrate? Let us know.

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