DJ Miguel Emmanuelli scratches a record at CD Connection in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., in 2008.
DJ Miguel Emmanuelli scratches a record at CD Connection in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., in 2008. Beca Grimm/NPR
Saturday brings the fourth iteration of Record Store Day, which celebrates (and attempts to perpetuate) the existence of mom-and-pop record shops. Participating stores around the world are planning in-store performances, contests and general joviality, while the Record Store Day organization helped commission a series of exclusive music releases — from rare T-shirts to rarer vinyl records — available only at participating retailers.
With that in mind, we took a look at the official Record Store Day release list and compiled these 10 reasons to get excited about RSD '11, arranged in descending order of copies available.