If you think vinyl records are a thing of the past, you are wrong. Even with compact disc and iTunes, every major and small record label is satisfying the need of record collectors by releasing vinyl records. What many of us don’t know is that record collectors, many born after the introduction of the compact disc, make up a large chuck of music sales. Vinyl retail stores are thriving right now. Even college students are collecting records like their parents did when they were younger. Find classic and current records at these Atlanta shops.
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
Sid Mashburn is not your typical record store, in all actuality it is a men’s specialty clothing store. This clothing store not only offers exquisite clothing for men but a collection of essential items that will help men feel comfortable in their own skin. Along with pocket squares, neckwear and travel necessities, Sid Mashburn also offers a large and interesting collection of records. Sid Mashburn has vinyl records that suit the men it caters to, classic. Find music such as Al Green, Bo Diddley, Donny Hathaway and Thin Lizzy at Sid Mashburn. Stop by Sid Mashburn and find the record that will match your persona and taste in clothing.
2096 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30030
Record collecting is not just a hobby for some people. Over 35 years, the owners of Wuxtry Records made a living out of doing something they love: collecting vinyl records. However, Wuxtry Records isn’t just in the business of selling records to the college student browsing every record in the store, this store also buys and trades records. Providing Atlanta and Athens with a wide selection of music dating back to the 60s, this isn’t your usual music store. Wuxtry Records can also been seen as a museum of the greatest music ever released. Visit Wuxtry Records and find some of the greatest music heard during the past decade.
360 Pharr Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Looking for something special from the 1950s through the 1980s? Fantasyland Records has been offering Atlanta every genre of music since 1976. With the store’s largest selection being from the era of fresh DJs and true rock n’ roll bands, this store has anything you could want. Even if you are looking to try something new, maybe a different genre, Fantasyland Records will fulfill your vinyl record desires. This store is also one that trades and buys vinyl records, so if it is something Fantasyland needs, it is definitely interested in buying it from you. Fantasyland gets new in stock every week, so check for updates frequently.
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356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
Do not be fooled by this music store’s name. Decatur CD has a large selection of CDs, of course, but its selection of vinyl records is just as wide. This particular store has all types of music on vinyl, from hip hop to contemporary music, but its largest assortment is jazz. Visit Decatur CD’s website to stay updated on all of the music that comes in weekly and then stop by the store to pick up whatever you are looking for. You may even find something you weren’t looking for.
1131 Euclid Ave. N.E.
Atlanta. GA 30307
Do you love genres like soul, reggae and Latino? Moods Music’s goal is to sell feel-good music. This music store sells music that will put anyone in a good mood, the type of music that fills you up and warms your soul. It offers releases from artists like Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Natalie Cole and Teena Marie. Not only does Moods Music sell classic soul music, but the vinyl retailer has a large selection from today’s artists as well, like John Legend. Stop by Moods Music and find some feel-good music, perfect for the holidays.
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