November 9, 2003 10:03 AM   Subscribe : a database and archive. Is your favorite record store listed?
posted by anastasiav (10 comments total)
Interesting site. I've added my favourite store onto there (Ditch Records in Victoria).
posted by synecdoche at 10:34 AM on November 9, 2003

I added my fave store, Circles of Sound, in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
posted by wsg at 11:23 AM on November 9, 2003

No. The oh-too-appropriately-named Vinyl Addiction, Inverness Street, Camden Town. I used to spend so long there I'd get food & beer sent down from the bar upstairs.

As a (temporarily) reformed vinyl junkie however, I'm not allowed to indulge. Bloody hard as I pass 8 shops in the 3 minute cycle to work each morning (only one listed tho'). Good (but not surprising) to see SF's Amoeba in there...the last place I was allowed to flip out ($150 in 1 hour.)

Lotsa holes in the database tho'...get fillin' kids
posted by i_cola at 12:20 PM on November 9, 2003

Next time I travel abroad I'll check this out. Very useful, thanks for the link.

I also added my favourite store, Digelius Music (Finland, World/Jazz very comprehensive inventory). Last time I visited I lost 200€...
posted by hoskala at 1:50 PM on November 9, 2003

My name is fuzz, and I am a vinyl junkie. But I've got 12 years clean behind me, and God willing I'll stay clean.

On the other hand, it looks like a lot of my favorite places from the 80s are still open, and judging by the reviews they haven't changed much, either.

It's different with MP3s. I've got it under control now. Really I do.
posted by fuzz at 2:28 PM on November 9, 2003

I didn't see the place where I possibly spent every Saturday or Sunday afternoon between 1984 - 1988, Yesterday and Today in Rockville, Md. I fondly recall being treated dismissively by grumpy local band members working there, the hallmark of any good record store. But I haven't visited in years, so I don't feel qualified to add it to the database.
posted by contessa at 2:54 PM on November 9, 2003

My fave store, Soundscapes in Toronto is there. Fave used store, Vortex, was not. Neat site.
posted by dobbs at 10:09 PM on November 9, 2003

I just spent at least 10.000 yen this weekend in Tokyo on new vinyl. Shibuya is crazy because there are upwards of 20 vinyl/dj record stores within a few square kilometers. I'll try to do some updating when I have a moment or two.

On preview, try out's Rotator Locator. They started this way back in the day and while the UI is very 1990s, I think it is the grand-daddy of all 'net vinyl junkie databases.
posted by gen at 11:44 PM on November 9, 2003

The oh-too-appropriately-named Vinyl Addiction

Of course, there's always Tuscaloosa, Alabama's own "the Vinyl Solution"

My local fave was there, but that's all I'm saying, I don't want any of you guys getting at all my good stuff. Of course, if they go out of business, then I'm equally screwed! Oh, the dilemma!
posted by Pollomacho at 9:02 AM on November 10, 2003

Yes, three times. Looks like it needs some editing.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:26 PM on November 11, 2003

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