Record Store Day's top 20

CL music scribes call out their must-have picks for 2016

Record Store Day's seemingly bottomless list of exclusive and limited edition releases for 2016 is a bit of a labyrinth. The sheer volume of vanity reissues is a bit overwhelming. But take a closer look. For the patient crate digger, there are still plenty of gems landing in the racks. This year, CL's music scribes offer up tweet-length write-ups of their recommended scores that are coming to a record store near you Sat., April 16.

African Head Charge: Super Mystic Brakes 10-inch

Three unreleased cuts from the early '80s layering dub rhythms, funk, and post-disco from the On-U Sound tape vault. (Chad Radford)

Buzzcocks: More Product in a Different Compilation

More Product repurposes the Buzzcocks' most transcendent, hook-laden tunes, and deft songwriting. Go get it! (Sean Zearfoss)

The Coathangers: Nosebleed Weekend with R. Land lithograph

The Coathangers team up with local artist R. Land for a ltd. ed. lithograph in the Nosebleed Weekend sleeve.

Don't Think I've Forgotten

The companion soundtrack to the 2014 documentary film highlights oppressed Cambodian rock from the '60s/'70s. (Bobby Power)

The Faction: Yesterday Is Gone 12-inch

Bones Brigade icon Steve Caballero (bass/guitar) shreds on the Faction's 1983 debut. A skate rock classic! (CR)

The Feelies: Uncovered

After 40 years as nervy pop torchbearers, the Feelies offer an EP covering everything from Bob Dylan to Patti Smith. (SZ)

Green River: 1984 Demos

Before yarl rock, there was Green River. The 1984 Demos LP captures the origins of grunge. (Anastasia Zimitravich)

Jay Reatard: Blood Visions

Jay Reatard's scathing, lo-fi punk masterpiece turns 10, reissued on clear red vinyl + a demos 7-inch. (AZ)

Kid Millions: Beyond the Confession

Oneida drummer reinvents various '60s recordings by American primitive guitarist Harry Taussig in surreal ways. (BP)

Lush: Origami 5 LP box set

Shoegaze legend Lush is back — with tour dates, new music, and the RSD-exclusive Origami box set with 5 LPs. (Meagan Mastriani)

Mueller/Roedelius: The Vienna Remixes 12-inch

Two seminal masters of Krautrock get a rhythmic makeover. Brian Eno also makes a cameo on this blue 12-inch. (CR)

Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika '70: I Go Shout Plenty

Groovin' 10-inch couples two disparate classics by Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti: "I Go Shout Plenty" b/w "Frustration." (BP)

La Dispute: Tiny Dots 12-inch

This RSD exclusive features live versions of La Dispute's cathartic, poetic emo + six cuts from the original "Tiny Dots" score. (Ben Braunstein)

Jason Molina: The Townes Van Zandt Covers 7-inch

The late singer/songwriter tackles two sweet love songs from Van Zandt — an artist whose body gave up on him. (BB)

OutKast: "Elevators (Me & You)" 10-inch

Dre and Big commit their slow groove standout "Elevators (Me & You)" to 10-inch glow-in-the-dark wax. ATLiens rejoice! (SZ)

Pinback: Blue Screen Life

Pinback's math-pop masterpiece is accessible and disturbing, complete with depictions of mental illness. (BB)

The Residents: Please Do Not Steal It! LP

A Holy Grail of Residents promos on white vinyl boasting "Semolina," "Constantinople," and other twisted classics. (CR)

Ravi Shankar: In Hollywood, 1971

Four ragas by the sitar maestro from a 1971 house show. Liner notes by Shankar's wife, Sukanya, are full of history. (CR)

Sun Ra: Spaceways LP

Recorded 1966-1968, Spaceways captures the Arkestra at peak performance. 2,500 pressed on cosmic, swirly wax. (CR)

Xiu Xiu: Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Laura Palmer rises again as noise pop group Xiu Xiu reinterprets David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti's spooky songs. (MM)