Rough Trade has announced its top 100 albums of 2021, led by Dry Cleaning’s debut New Long Leg. To celebrate, the indie retailer is selling exclusive vinyl pressings tied to the top 20 albums on its list. Featured are new offerings from St. Vincent, Cassandra Jenkins, L’Rain, Madlib, Japanese Breakfast, and more. Find the list of exclusives below.
On Thursday, November 18, Dry Cleaning will play a special live show at the Rainbow Room in New York’s Rockefeller Center. The Muckers will open the show, which also features a DJ set by 4AD artist Spencer. Tickets are free with the in-store purchase of Dry Cleaning’s new Rough Trade–exclusive Tascam Tapes 12″ vinyl.
“Rough Trade record shops have played a huge role in our musical lives,” Dry Cleaning said in a statement. “It is an amazing feeling to have had their support and to be their album of 2021 amid such a great year for music.”
01 Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg
New Long Leg is getting pressed on clear black yolk vinyl. The band is also releasing the demo collection Tascam Tapes as a 12″ vinyl record.
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02 Arlo Parks: Collapsed in Sunbeams
Collapsed in Sunbeams is getting pressed on red vinyl, and Arlo Parks is also releasing a covers album called Best of the Lo Fi Lounge.
03 Little Simz: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is getting pressed on black and translucent yellow vinyl, exclusive to Rough Trade.
04 Bicep: Isles
Bicep’s sophomore record Isles will be released on pink vinyl.
05 Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee
Japanese Breakfast is making Jubilee available on clear green vinyl.
06 박혜진 Park Hye Jin: Before I Die
Rough Trade exclusively sells grey opaque vinyl editions of the producer’s Before I Die.
07 Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime
Mdou Moctar’s Matador debut is being released in a packaging that’s signed by the band.
08 Black Midi: Cavalcade
Along with a black vinyl edition of Cavalcade, Black Midi will release the Live-Cade 12″.
09 L’Rain: Fatigue
Fatigue is getting pressed on blue vinyl.
10 The Weather Station: Ignorance
The 2xLP deluxe edition of Ignorance is getting released on metallic silver vinyl.
11 Idles: Crawler
Rough Trade is exclusively offering a translucent blue vinyl edition of Idles’ Crawler.
12 Madlib: Sound Ancestors
Madlib’s Sound Ancestors, arranged, edited and mastered by Kieran Hebden, is being released on yellow egg splatter vinyl.
13 Black Country, New Road: For the First Time
For the First Time will be released on ecco wax vinyl, and Black Country, New Road are also sharing the Never Again covers EP.
14 St. Vincent: Daddy’s Home
St. Vincent is offering a Rough Trade–exclusive bronze vinyl edition of Daddy’s Home.
15 Squid: Bright Green Field
Squid’s Bright Green Field is being pressed on apricot vinyl, while the band is also sharing the Cover Versions 12″.
16 The Muckers: Endeavor
The Muckers’ Endeavor has been signed and pressed on clear red vinyl.
17 Cassandra Jenkins: An Overview on Phenomenal Nature
Along with the teal vinyl version of An Overview on Phenomenal Nature, Cassandra Jenkins is releasing her The Ramble (Morning and Night) 12″.
18 Wolf Alice: Blue Weekend
Wolf Alice’s record is being pressed on green vinyl, and they’re also making available a 12″ called Blue Weekend Live.
19 Tirzah: Colourgrade
Tirzah’s second album is getting released on glow-in-the-dark vinyl.
20 Jane Weaver: Flock
Rough Trade is exclusively offering a violet vinyl version of Flock. Jane Weaver is also releasing her Sunset Dreams EP.