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5 Reasons To Love Record Store Day

With the full list of special releases finally out for the seventh annual Record Store Day, it's time to get excited for your favorite medium of listening to music, the beloved record.

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5. The Scott Pilgrim Theme Song - on VINYL

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Have you ever wanted to listen to the badass, 8-bit jams of Scott Pilgrim on an ironically old-school medium? Well, you're in luck - Anamanaguchi is releasing the soundtrack to the Scott Pilgrim video game on vinyl this year!

4. Be a true DJ with Disclosure's Apollo on vinyl

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Do you think records are just for "sensitive types" who listen to sad songs while staring out the window in despair? WRONG. Records are for DANCING, records are HIP, records are cool. Just listen to Disclosure's Apollo and discover how much *party* records can truly be.

3. Listen to Dinosaur Jr.'s heavenly cover on a sweet split 7"

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Ever wanted to hear the original version of a classic song by The Cure, and then hear another fantastic rendition of it on the other side of the record? Well, you're in luck - this year's Side By Side series features Dinosaur Jr. covering The Cure's "Just Like Heaven."

2. Feel like an O.G. with Ice-T on vinyl

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Alright, I'll get to the point - Ice-T's Greatest Hits: The Evidence is coming out on VINYL next month, you guys. Ice-T. Greatest hits. Vinyl. I think it sells itself.

1. Show your sensitive side with an Otis Redding record

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Sure, every hip kid this side of "Otis" has "Try a Little Tenderness" on some "sexy" playlist they save for significant others, but only YOU will have The Big O on vinyl. Hot.

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