Record Store Day 2014 Ultimate Buyer's Guide

A genre-by-genre tip sheet to the best releases arriving Saturday

Novelties

Courtesy Profile Records

On Record Store Day, an event that threatens to turn finding music into a "gotta catch 'em all" Pokémon mission, the fun of novelty records like – to your left – the glow-in-the-dark "Ghostbusters" 10-inch seems particularly important. Beyond Ray Parker Jr., look for Paramore's "Ain't it Fun" 12-inch, a record that appears to be either broken or (if you place it against a white background) a black and white cookie and RPM's Turntable Football, a disc that, as the title suggests, turns your record player into a simulated gridiron. Also look for the Faux Real compilation, which features real bands like Speedy Ortiz covering fake bands like Josie and the Pussycats, and the Peanuts-themed cruiser turntable, which will come in handy if you need a way to listen to all the records above.

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