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5 Best Indie Record Stores

Where to Score Your Vinyl

5 best indie record stores!

Hey, Mister, Missus, and Miss Deejay. These music markets will make you want to put a record on.

Wombleton Records
Let us be the first to buzz you on the specialty vinyl shop just opened in Highland Park. The beautiful, Edwardian-designed space centrally located on York Boulevard hosts an excellent collection of rare pop vinyl from near and far to please and impress even the biggest music geek.

Vacation
Take a trip down to the new Sunset Junction location for the best in rock, indie, electronic, and experimental records on wax. If you’re looking to trade or stock up on preloved albums, the shop sells and buys used. Catch a weekly break with its free shows from local and traveling bands.

Amoeba Music
If “The World’s Largest Independent Record Store” tagline didn’t prepare you, the grandeur of this musical emporium will make your jaw drop. An expertly organized cataloging system by genre, an in-store map, and a knowledgeable staff direct you through the aisles of new, used, and rare CDs and vinyl.

Freakbeat Records
Is that really a rare, limited-edition jazz-fusion record you just spotted in the 99-cent room? The friendly owners at Freakbeat understand that not all of us are impulsive buyers, so they brilliantly installed a listening station with turntables, disc players, and headphones to sample their collection of used records and CDs before you score.

The Record Collector
Floor-to-ceiling shelves of the best in jazz and classical records, along with that nostalgic but comforting musty smell, make the vinyl supplier feel more like a musical library. The impressive collection of vintage records has both depth and breadth, so it is as satisfying for the music traditionalist as the classical-curious.

Can’t wait to shop? Download some tunes from our playlists now.

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LOCATIONS
13616 Ventura Blvd
bt Ventura Canyon & Woodman Aves
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-995-7603
7809 Melrose Ave
@ N Ogden Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-655-6653
5123 York Blvd
bt N 51st & 52nd Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90042
213-422-0069
3815 W Sunset Blvd
bt Lucile & Hyperion Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90026
323-666-2111
6400 W Sunset Blvd
bt Cahuenga Blvd & Ivar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-245-6400
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