Rough Trade has announced its top 100 albums of 2023, led by Nation of Language’s Strange Disciple. To celebrate, the indie retailer is selling exclusive vinyl pressings tied to the top 20 albums on its list. Featured are new offerings from Nation of Language, Sufjan Stevens, Young Fathers, Wednesday, Black Pumas, Blondshell, Armand Hammer, Overmono, and more. Find the list of exclusives, available in-store and online, below. Check out Rough Trade’s 100 favorite albums here.
Regarding Nation of Language and Strange Disciple, Rough Trade said:
01 Nation of Language: Strange Disciple
Nation of Language’s Strange Disciple has been pressed to yellow marble vinyl. The band is also sharing a companion piece that’s pressed on green marble vinyl.
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02 Sufjan Stevens: Javelin
Javelin will be available on yellow vinyl with a bonus CD exclusive to Rough Trade. Sufjan Stevens is also making five unreleased songs available on an exclusive Rough Trade vinyl.
03 Caroline Polachek: Desire, I Want To Turn Into You
Rough Trade continues to sell the clear vinyl edition of Caroline Polachek’s Desire, I Want to Turn Into You.
04 Lankum: False Lankum
Along with a new edition of False Lankum, Lankum will release the Live in Dublin vinyl.
05 Young Fathers: Heavy Heavy
The pink vinyl edition of Young Fathers’ Heavy Heavy comes with a foldout poster. The Scottish trio is also releasing a 10″ Live in Paris vinyl.
06 Yussef Dayes: Black Classical Music
Yussef Dayes’ Black Classical Music is getting pressed on mint green vinyl. In addition, Rough Trade is selling a vinyl edition of Live From Malibu.
07 Baxter Dury: I Thought I Was Better Than You
Baxter Dury has an exclusive vinyl edition of I Thought I Was Better Than You, as well as a pink 12″ edition of the album’s megamix, on the way.
08 Armand Hammer: We Buy Diabetic Test Strips
Armand Hammer are releasing a vinyl LP and a 7″.
09 Overmono: Good Lies
Good Lies is coming out on sky blue vinyl, and Overmono’s “Everything U Need” is getting released as a white 12″ vinyl.
10 Grian Chatten: Chaos for the Fly
Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten is releasing a new vinyl edition of Chaos for the Fly.
11 Wednesday: Rat Saw God
Rat Saw God is coming on bubblegum vinyl, and the radio session Live From WXPN is pressed on an opaque pink 12″ vinyl.
12 Slowdive: Everything is Alive
The new vinyl LP release of Everything Is Alive comes with an exclusive photo print featuring a still from the “Kisses” music video.
13 Beach Fossils: Bunny
The indie edition of Beach Fossils’ Bunny comes with a signed print.
14 Incendiary: Change the Way You Think About Pain
Incendiary’s Change the Way You Think About Pain has a new exclusive cover and comes with a zine feature exclusive recording session photos.
15 Altin Gün: Aşk
Altin Gün’s Aşk is being made available as a marbled white and clear vinyl LP.
16 Black Pumas: Chronicles of a Diamond
Through Rough Trade, Black Pumas are releasing a new splatter vinyl edition of Chronicles of a Diamond.
17 Durand Jones: Wait Til I Get Over
Along with Wait Til I Get Over, Duran Jones is sharing a 7″ vinyl with “Gerri Marie” and “That Feeling.”
18 Everything But the Girl: Fuse
Everything But the Girl’s comeback album, Fuse, is being released on vinyl with a pink/purple splatter colorway.
19 Blondshell: Blondshell
Blondshell’s self-titled debut comes with a signed obi strip and a bonus CD.
20 Mandy, Indiana: I’ve Seen a Way
Mandy, Indiana’s I’ve Seen a Way is being released as a cloudy clear vinyl LP, and it comes with a bonus 12″.