Record Store Day 2024’s Most Wanted: Olivia Rodrigo & Noah Kahan, Talking Heads, Laufey, Pearl Jam, Ateez, David Bowie, Beatles, Wilco and More

There’s a certain type of vinyl geek that has all 387 exclusives coming out for Record Store Day 2024 committed to memory — color variants, pressing quantities and prices included. The rest of us may need a bit of guidance, which is where this look at 25 wallet-worthy releases comes in. Obviously, our list represents less than 10% of this year’s RSD population, but you can go to the full list — found here — after you get a start (or a reminder) with our rundown, which includes a mixture of the most obviously commercial titles and an assortment of cred or cult items.

Poring over this list, you may notice that some battles never go away, like Beatles vs. Stones, although this year we can add K-pop sensations Ateez to that eternal battle of the boy bands. Other top titles this year range from contemporary favorites like Noah Kahan (who has two RSD exclusive releases — one by himself, and one with Olivia Rodrigo), the Weeknd and Laufey to the more tested Neil Young, Pearl Jam and Talking Heads.

Buckle up and hold onto your wallet. Following, after a bit of unboxing, is a starter set of credit card bait:

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