Record Store Day 2014 Ultimate Buyer's Guide

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

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Record Store Day ambassador Chuck D leads the way with two Public Enemy releases, and while It Takes a Nation of Millions is the classic, the RSD edition adds little more than a bigger price tag and a lenticular-printed cover (look it up). The better bet is the first vinyl release of the group's overlooked 2012 LP Evil Empire of Everything – buy it alongside the reissue of Outkast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and the first printing of Ice T's recent greatest hits collection. For a leftfield pick, look for grime beatmaker and Danny Brown collaborator Darq E Freaker's "Ironside" 12-inch, a record whose disorienting production would likely make Chuck and the Bomb Squad proud.

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