Those who go the vinyl route usually become collectors by necessity, always on the prowl for nuggets to add to their library’s reservoir. As the holiday season nears, here are some ideas for all the vinyl peeps in your life. Bonus: All 10 picks, while listed in no particular order, have performed locally, and did so recently.

Mac DeMarco: Salad Days (Captured Tracks)

“They told a clearly unscripted joke about prison and peppermint patties,” Weekly contributor Josh Marcus explains in an account of DeMarco’s July 10 performance at Big Sur’s Loma Vista Gardens: “It was appealing, silly fun, not unlike his music.” DeMarco’s 2014 follow-up to 2012’s 2 (which made my 2012 list), Salad Days, entertains from seed to leaf. The 24-year-old’s authentic indie-pop erupts with an eclectic array of everything from quaalude ballads (“Brother”) to stick-to-your-ribs anthems (“Passing Out Pieces”). DeMarco proves as unpredictable in conversation too. When asked for one thing people would be surprised to learn about him, he says: “I have a very small, child-sized penis and I have no idea how to use it.” ($22.95 www.sirendisc.com or 527 Ramona Ave., Monterey)

Ariel Pink: Pom Pom (4AD)

Ariel Pink is a risk-taking, self-absorbed artist in the best and worst way. He strives for authenticity and refuses to be a caricature of himself. Pink’s indie rock breakout came in 2010 with Before Today. The brilliant and bizarre Mature Themes (on my 2012 list) came next, followed by 2014’s Pom Pom, which is somehow better. The 17-track, synth-heavy collage of satire riffs best on alienation by technology (“Picture Me Gone”). “I’ve never felt bigger than I was in my own mind already,” Pink explained before his May 2013 show at Henry Miller Library. ($21.50, www.oldies.com)

King Tuff: Black Moon Spell (Sub Pop)

Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff, subscribes to a simple philosophy while recording: “Make something you can listen to over and over again,” he said, before rocking Fernwood in 2012. “It’s got to be exciting the whole time, like a little adventure or a little journey from each song to the next.” King Tuff’s self-titled rager was one of my favorites of 2012, and his follow-up delivers just as lavishly, with fiery guitar-centric bliss right out of the chute on the title track/opener. ($19.98, www.amoeba.com)

Thurston Moore: The Best Day (Matador)

Following Thurston Moore’s 2011 solo show at Henry Miller Library, Sonic Youth’s disbandment went public. Moore, No. 34 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, had just released some of the best work of his career with the Beck-produced Demolished ThoughtsThe Best Day features more face-melting guitar solos, with the 10-minute-plus “Forevermore” as exhibit A. ($24.98, www.amoeba.com)

Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City)

This is the third consecutive year that Ty Segall’s made my list. His 2013 mostly-acoustic Sleeper is still in my regular listening rotation. The Bay Area-bred rocker, known for churning out albums annually in multiple projects, enlists S.F.’s Mikal Cronin for another batch of trademark rough-around-the-edge catchiness. “Everybody says I’m prolific,” Segall said prior to his 2013 Fernwood gig. “But this is my job. If I were to sit around and not do anything for a week I wouldn’t feel good.” ($24.95 www.amoeba.com)

TV on the Radio: Seeds (Harvest)

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Fresh off their Big Sur debut at Henry Miller, Seeds marks the Brooklyn art rockers’ first studio record since losing bassist Gerard Smith to lung cancer three years ago. Like 2008’sDear ScienceSeeds distances itself just enough from esoteric places while embracing the right amount of pop. The vintage NYC punk number “Lazerray” and melodically whimsical “Happy Idiot” mark two of the 12 tracks. ($24.69, www.barnesandnoble.com)

Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers (Merge)

Singer-songwriter M.C. Taylor, known to admirers as Hiss Golden Messenger, recorded Lateness under a tin-roofed barn outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina. The slew of special guests, including Bon Iver’s Matt McCaughan, and Mountain Man’s Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, help weave a timeless alt-country tapestry. The “I’m a Raven (Snake Children)” rocker sounds like it could have been written by Bob Dylan. It’s that good. ($18.04, www.barnesandnoble.com)

Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes Complete: Bootleg Series Vol. 11

This three-vinyl set – featuring early versions of “Quinn the Eskimo” and “I Shall Be Released” – is a must-have even for casual Dylan fans. Dubbed “the greatest record Dylan never intended to make,” short of sharing a bottle with the guy, this is the most intimate you’ll get. Recorded in upstate New York with players who’d become the Band, this collection of outtakes, spontaneity and banter, came after Dylan’s epiphanic 1966 motorcycle accident. ($90.24, www.barnesandnoble.com)

Tinariwen: Emmaar (Anti-)

This past October, Tinariwen treated a Big Sur audience to a set mostly comprised of songs from Emmaar. They cover an array of themes, from love, nature, animals and daily life in the desert to the unjust persecution that kept the band from recording the album in its Saharan home turf. Fortunately, Tinariwen’s desert blues transcend no matter where they record. Percussionist Said Ag Ayad uses the word assouf to describe the album. “It means nostalgia,” he says. “It’s our own blues.” ($24.93, www.target.com)

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