Your three favorite record stores

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  1. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Multicast is dead Thread Starter

    WA 98391
    Now that I have a vinyl player again, I'm rediscovering the joys of record stores

    Here in Seattle...
    Easy Street Records, West Seattle
    Silver Platters (1st Ave South)
    That place in Pike Place Market

    Though I still have a soft spot and fond memories of...

    Rhymes Records
    Replay Records New Haven

    And you?

    (Nothing like shootin' the breeze with the local record mavens. My first job at age 18 was at Discount Records on Spring St in Stamford Ct. Learned all I know there :angel:
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  2. bopdd

    bopdd Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    1) Amoeba - Los Angeles, CA
    2) Record Recycler - Torrance, CA
    3) Crossroads Music - Portland, OR
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  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    no longer able to frequent these favorites:
    Sounds NYC
    Revolver Records NYC
    It's Only Rock and Roll NYC

    man I miss those days! would start at The Strand Bookstore and move onto the 3 above...
  4. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Multicast is dead Thread Starter

    WA 98391
    Will hafta check out Crossroads; really like Millennium..
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  5. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Multicast is dead Thread Starter

    WA 98391
    Ah yes, Eight Misles of Aisles just by Union Sq, plus the downstairs... I miss NYC altogether, return all too infrequently
  6. backeast

    backeast Forum Resident

    Bend, Oregon
    Encore Records - Ann Arbor, MI.
    I've found tons of classic rock, college/indie, blues and jazz titles used here in great condition. In 2010 they were often priced at $6.

    Love Garden- Lawrence, KS.
    I started my collection here in 1992 and it remains a favorite destination when i'm in the midwest.

    Mississippi Records- Portland, OR.
    This unassuming location has a vibe and selection unlike any other store i've visited. Many of my obscure albums come from here.
  7. gonfishn

    gonfishn Well-Known Member

    Sandwich Mass
    Spinakers - Main Street Hyannis Mass. If you are ever on Cape Cod look them up, like I said they are on Main St Downtown Hyannis Mass.
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  8. olegrayman

    olegrayman Forum Resident

    IL, USA
    1. Euclid Records - St. Louis, MO. Overall Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis I'd rate higher, but I find more surprises in Euclid. There is a listening station which is important to me.
    2. Strictly Discs - Madison, WI. Free beer and listening station, some records are not priced.
    3. UHF - Royal Park, MI. Snobs, but I don't care. Encore in Ann Arbor, MI worth mentioning for friendly staff and excellent selection, but I had better finds in UHF.
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  9. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    Joe's Albums - Worcester Ma
    Newbury Comics - Bellingham MA store
    Sunset Records - Somerset Ma

    These are by no means the greatest record stores. They are just the three I go to the most and I like the people there.
  10. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

    Eugene, Oregon
    House of Records - Eugene, OR
    Silver Platters - Seattle, WA

    I don't have a standout third. Lots of contenders though.
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  11. Summerisle

    Summerisle Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA, USA
    Sonic Boom and Wall Of Sound in Seattle.
    Amoeba Hollywood, California.
  12. Summerisle

    Summerisle Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA, USA
    I still need to visit Silvrr Platters on 1st. I used to go to the one at Northgate all the time. Not sure if Lynwood was a great place to relocate to. I miss the Easy Street in Lower Queen Anne. Found many great records there and awesome prices for new records. West Seattle might be the OG location but they are so far away. Great thread BT .
  13. Anchorless

    Anchorless Active Member

    Boise, Idaho
    Record Exchange, Boise Idaho
    Amoeba, LA
    There was another really cool record store I went to in LA about 10 years ago - Cameron's or something like that, I forget, but it was amazing.
  14. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    los angeles
    Amoeba, Canterbury. Origami
  15. hi_watt

    hi_watt Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    All here in San Diego

    1. Record City
    2. Nickelodeon Records
    3. M-Theory

    Wasn't impressed with Amoeba in Hollywood. More new stock than anything.
  16. deadbase

    deadbase Forum Resident

    Ragged Records - Davenport, Ia. (The best record store I've ever been in)
    Euclid Records - St. Louis, Mo.
    Amoeba - Los Angeles, Ca.
  17. Markarrow

    Markarrow Forum Resident

    Lutherville, MD
    A typical day in Baltimore:

    Soundgarden (Fells Point) then,
    Record and Tape Traders (Towson) and finally,
    Back down to Soundgarden for the one CD you should have picked up the first time....
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  18. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Your Ad Here

    Pacifica, CA
    Rasputin, Powell Street, San Francisco--RIP as of a week or so ago
    Recycled Records, Haight Street, SF
    Amoeba Records, Haight Street, SF

    I guess with the Powell store gone, Rasputin in Berkeley would be my favorite as of now, but I haven't been there in quite a while.
  19. mgb70

    mgb70 Forum Resident

    Orlando, FL
    Amoeba Records - San Francisco
    Princeton Record Exchange
    Park Ave CDs - Orlando, FL
  20. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    Gonna be cheeky and name 4:
    Good Vibrations, Belfast.
    Slow Boat, Wellington
    Sellanby, South Harrow, London
    Spillers, Cardiff
  21. weirdo12

    weirdo12 Forum Resident

    Ric's Rec's - Port Credit
    Village Vinyl Emporium & Cafe - Mimico
    Sonic Boom - Toronto
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  22. drasil

    drasil Former Resident

    oh, man. sounds finally closed, back in september. my friend in the village tells me the sign is still up on the facade, though, because the landlords are asking for an absurd amount for the property.

    sorry I never got that interior photo for you--I haven't been down to NYU-land for probably more than a year. astor place is all glass high-rises now, you know. it's really... unnerving.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  23. Vinyl_Blues

    Vinyl_Blues Slave to the Groove

    Chicago, IL USA
    I really only know the ones in my backwoods, so here they are, in order:

    1. Dave's Records - Chicago, IL. A phenomenal collection of rock and pop, and tons of new releases from a wide swath of current artists. The owner is extremely helpful in helping you find what you're looking for and I always feel welcome whenever I come in.

    2. Dusty Groove - Chicago, IL. They specialize in r&b, soul, jazz, and blues. The store is maintained with class, you can feel the pride and TLC they put into making this store a phenomenal experience.

    3. Reckless Records - Chicago, IL. They have 3 locations in Chi-town, and two of the stores have massive collections and really great prices. With a wide selection of movies, books, and music memorabilia this one may be the most fun and lively of the record stores.
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  24. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    .....also Second Coming, Venus, Midnight, and Pier Platters in Hoboken. Those were the days.
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  25. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    As for current.................

    Amoeba - San Francisco and Berkeley (I don't visit LA much)
    Music Millenium - Portland, OR
    Vintage Vinyl - Edison, NJ

    I'll add Sister Ray in London.

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