This year's Record Store Day releases - my picks

As I've probably mentioned, I love record stores, but have some issues with Record Store Day. Mainly, I think the event is exploitative of have-to-have-everything collectors. So, you'll get silly releases on green vinyl and limited-edition, seven-inch singles that cost $25. And many of the vinyl pressings I've purchased at RSD over the years have been sub-standard or defective.

Yet, there's sometimes good stuff, too: releases of material that's actually desirable and otherwise rare, presented in a thoughtful manner in high quality.

So, I peruse the list each year, looking for items that might be of interest. Below are my choices for this year. You can see the complete list here. RSD 2018 is on April 21. You can find participating record shots here.