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  • ROAR Holiday Gift Guide - 2022

    A few years ago I saw a gift guide blog post on a woodworkers’ shop page while I was shopping for gifts for my brother. I liked that the woodworker wasn’t pushing products, just listing things he found useful throughout the year. Some were as little as $5 (a nice pencil) and some were in the $1,000 plus category. Given that record collectors are particularly hard to buy for (who can keep up with their loved one’s collection?), this list includes items that are *not* records at various price points. Rather, these are things that I’ve found make for a great listening experience and I think other record collectors will enjoy them. There are no referral links or anything like that. Since this is a casual gift guide, everything is under $225, with most items in the <$50 range. Nearly everything I’m recommending I acquired myself this year, so it’s fresh on my mind. 

     

    The following is my guide for this year!

Record Store Day Titles!

  • Wha'ppen? (Expanded Edition)
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    The English Beat
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  • LEX HIVES & LIVE FROM TERMINAL 5 (2LP) (RSD)
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    Republic of Athens Records
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    $43.98 USD
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  • Zappa For President
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    Frank Zappa
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    $37.99 USD
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  • Wake
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    Voivoid
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    $42.98 USD
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  • Even More Dazed And Confused (Music From The Motion Picture)
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    Various Artists
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  • Genius Of Love 2001 Remixes
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    Tom Tom Club
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  • Have A Little Faith (Deluxe Edition)
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    Mavis Staples
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  • Studio One Rude Boy
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    Soul Jazz Records Presents
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  • PUNK 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! – The American Nation Destroys Its Young: Underground Punk in the United States of America 1978-1980
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    Soul Jazz Records Presents
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  • Hits Are For Squares
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    Sonic Youth
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Virtual Crate Dive

  • Mother
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    Gilli Smyth
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    $25.00 USD
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  • Songs For The Gentle Man
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    Bridget St. John
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  • The Hallas Saga - Live At Cirkus
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    Hallas
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  • A Rainbow In Curved Air
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    Terry Riley
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  • Kraftwerk
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    Kraftwerk
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  • California Sigh
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    Lee Underwood
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  • Dream Chaser
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    Rendezvous Point
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    $31.99 USD
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  • Gub
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    Pigface
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  • Evolve
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    Phish
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  • Gloom Division
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    I Don't Know How But They Found Me
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  • I Love You So Fucking Much
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    Glass Anials
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    $42.00 USD
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  • C, XOXO
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    Republic of Athens Records
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  • Live In Paris 1973
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    CAN
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  • Odessey & Oracle
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    The Zombies
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  • Hot Buttered Soul
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    Isaac Hayes
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  • From The Mars Hotel (50th Anniv.)
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    Grateful Dead
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  • Old Time Feeling
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    S.G. Goodman
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  • Endtroduing...
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    DJ Shadow
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    $33.00 USD
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  • As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again
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    The Decemberists
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  • A Monastic Trio
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    Alice Coltrane
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  • Avocet
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    Bert Jansch
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  • Stands for deciBels
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    The dB's
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  • Chaos Angel
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    Maya Hawke
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  • What A Way To Die
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    The Pleasure Seekers
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  • I'm totally fine with it don't give a fuck anymore
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    Arap Strap
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