Record Store Day - The Staff Picks

Record Store Day '18 is upon us, and some of our staff have shared their top record picks in celebration. Take a look at what they chose below:


MAT GARRETT
MARKETING ASSISTANT



Baxter Dury – Miami (12” in White) 
"Having listened to Ian Dury and The Blockheads, years later mind you, I knew I had to listen to Baxter when he started recording and I’ve been hooked since. And it includes a remix by Jarvis Cocker & Parrot? It’s a no brainer."

DMX – X Gon’ Give It To Ya (12” in Red) 
"X
Gon’ Give It To Ya and Party Up (In Here) on one record, and it comes in Red? Of course I’m gonna get it"

Mogwai – Ten Rapid, Collected Recordings 1996-1997 (LP)
"I could listen to Mogwai for hours and hours and never get bored. Their album length scores and soundtracks are a mix of exciting, mystifying, and relaxing sounds that never cease to amaze"

Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses remix EP (12”) 
"I just cannot get enough of Wolf Alice. Having been listening to them for a few years now they remain one of my favourite bands, and I’ve done everything in my power to collect their work so far and I’m not stopping yet!"
JASON SPOONER
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER

Laura Veirs – Fading of Stars (7” in Clear) 
 "Because I saw her in 2004/2005 in a small club and it’s one of the most spookily beautiful gigs I’ve ever attended. ‘Carbon Glacier’ is a stunning album. She was also hipster about 15 years before anyone else!"

Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard (LP)
"Because Dooooooooooooom!"
STUART LEADER
DIRECTOR - INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS

Belly – Feel (10”)
 "Belly were a big part of my life in the 90’s and ‘Star’ was an album which got and still gets lots of listens. I’m keen to hear what the latest album will be. Should I leave it in the past or should I risk tainting my rose-tinted memories?"

Chakademus & Pliers – Tease Me (12” in Yellow) 
"A total guilty pleasure and many summers spent with friends in my youth. And to own this in yellow vinyl???"

Cypress Hill – Black Sunday Remixes (LP)
"I still love and listen to Black Sunday – a true classic album which was only equalled in my opinion by Skull & Bones. And now I feel very old…"
DARREN STRATFORD
TECHNICAL SUPPORT MANAGER

The Physics House Band – Mercury Fountain (2LP) 
"A Monolithic tirade of prog rock riffs infused with relentless off-kilter beats, backlit by a glorious electronic/psychedelic soundstage. What isn’t to love?"


LAURENCE TIFFANY
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER 


Brian Eno with Kevin Shields – The Weight of History/Only Once Away My Son (12”)

Ennio Morricone – Drammi Gotici (LP)

Ramones – Sundragon Sessions (12”)

Various Artists – New Orleans Soul 1967 (LP)

Various Artists – The Beginning Of The End: The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1974) (LP)


JACK BOUGHEN
SALES SUPPORT



Descendents – Who We Are (7”) 
"This features a great and important song from one of the best punk bands of all time"

Sufjan Stevens – Mystery of Love (10”) 
"An awesome collection of songs written for the movie ‘Call Me By Your Name’ (great movie). The title track was nominated for an Oscar and should’ve won in my opinion."