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The Most Coveted Record Store Day Releases of All Time

Collector’s editions and rare pressings make up the list of the most wanted RSD titles among collectors on Discogs

When Record Store Day rolls around each year, collectors prepare for a drop of limited-edition albums, exclusive vinyl, and impressive box sets. Discogs is the largest online music database in the world, so the community can easily see which releases have the highest price tags, but what about the gems that are so elusive that collectors were unable to score them on Record Store Day? These are the 20 most coveted RSD releases of all time.

The ranking is determined by how many Discogs users have added the RSD release to their Wantlist, a unique Discogs feature that allows fans to keep track of the physical music they’re hunting for. The following list features a wide variety of genres, but they all have at least one thing in common. They can each be found in over 1,000 Wantlists of record collectors worldwide.

The nature of Record Store Day creates exclusivity and a handful of these releases saw very limited distribution. For example, there were only 900 copies of Death Grips’ Government Plates. Others are sought after because the RSD release is the first time the album has been pressed on vinyl since its debut. Jiro Inagaki and Soul Media’s Funky Stuff was originally released in 1975, but wasn’t reissued on vinyl until Record Store Day 2015.

Obviously, these releases have value to certain collectors, but that value also translates to a higher price tag. In fact, some of these records can also be found on the list of the most expensive RSD titles of all time.

In addition to two pressings of 1989, the list includes five more Taylor Swift titles that have cracked the top 20 most wanted RSD releases. With seven releases on the list, Taylor Swift’s massive impact on modern-day record collecting cannot be ignored.

If you’re looking for more information about Record Store Day 2023, we have a wide variety of coverage and all of the information you need on RSD 2023 releases.

Check out Record Store Day for more information about the RSD drop on April 22 this year. Discogs is not affiliated with the RSD organization, but we agree with their mission of bringing more people into record stores.

This article has been updated in March 2023 with the most recent Discogs data.

1nullChildish GambinoBecause The Internet2014GlassnoteElectronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Pop2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, ScrShop
2nullDeath GripsThe Money Store2012EpicElectronic, Hip HopLP, AlbumShop
3nullTaylor Swift19892018Big Machine RecordsPop2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, Num, RE, CleShop
4nullJiro Inagaki & Soul MediaFunky Stuff = フアンキー • スタツフ2015ColumbiaJazzLP, Album, RE, RMShop
5nullDeath GripsGovernment Plates2014Harvest, Third WorldsElectronic, Hip HopLP, Album, RSD, LtdShop
6nullGreen DayDookie2009Reprise RecordsRockLP, Album, RSD, REShop
7nullTaylor SwiftTaylor Swift2018Big Machine RecordsFolk, World, & Country2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, Num, CleShop
8nullTaylor SwiftThe Lakes2022Republic RecordsPop, Folk, World, & Country7″, RSD, Single, Ltd, CleShop
9nullTyler, The CreatorCherry Bomb2020ColumbiaHip Hop, Funk / Soul2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, RedShop
10nullMiley CyrusBangerz2017RCAHip Hop, Pop2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, Num, PinShop
11nullTaylor SwiftSpeak Now2018Big Machine RecordsPop, Folk, World, & Country2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, Num, CleShop
12null5 Seconds Of Summer5 Seconds Of Summer2014Capitol Records, Hi Or Hey RecordsPop, RockLP, Album, RSD, Pic, S/EditionShop
13nullTaylor SwiftRed2018Big Machine RecordsPop, Folk, World, & Country2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, Num, RE, CryShop
14nullTaylor Swift19892018Big Machine RecordsPop2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, RE, CleShop
15nullTaylor SwiftFearless (Platinum Edition)2018Big Machine RecordsPop, Folk, World, & Country2xLP, Album, RSD, Ltd, Num, CryShop
16nullThe White StripesElephant2013Third Man RecordsRockLP, Red + LP, Whi + Album, RSD, Ltd, RE, RPShop
17nullCharli XCXVroom Vroom EP2020Vroom Vroom RecordingsElectronic, Hip Hop, Pop12″, EP, RSD, Ltd, RE, CleShop
18nullParamoreAin’t It Fun2014AtlanticPop, Rock5½”, Shape, RSD, LtdShop
19nullCaptain MurphyDuality2013Roam InternationalHip Hop2xLP, Dlx, Ltd, CleShop
20nullThe WeekndMy Dear Melancholy,2020XO, Republic RecordsElectronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul12″, S/Sided, EP, RSD, Etch, Ltd, 180Shop

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