Record Store Day 2014 Ultimate Buyer's Guide

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

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Last year, One Direction's Midnight Memories went to Number One around the world, and Saturday, the title track's ingenious blend of Rush, Toni Basil and Def Leppard gets the kitschy collector's item it deserves: a 7-inch picture disc with art featuring the boys doing their best "Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages" guitar poses. Katy Perry's Prism and Sky Ferreira's Night Time, My Time will also be released on picture disc, and while it may be nice to have your favorite singer's mug doing 33 rotations a minute in the corner of your living room, it's worth noting that sound perfectionist would do best to seek out the standard black vinyl. Down the aisle, Betty Who's "Heartbreak Dream" 7-inch and ZTT Records' The Re-Organization of Pop box set (featuring Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Art of Noise, 808 State and more) will be released on exactly that.

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