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Favorite Record Shops In Philly!

Discussion in 'Philadelphia, PA' started by David Wallace, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. David Wallace

    David Wallace New Member

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    Hey all you Philly vinyl-heads! Give some shout outs to your favorite record shops! Which shop do you think has the best selection?
     
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    If you're willing to make the trip, the Princeton Record Exchange in Jersey (if you didn't know already) is 100% clutch.
     
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    Main Street Music in Manayunk-great selection of new and used, knowledgeable staff.
     
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    Funk-o-mart!
     
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    my top Philly record stores:

    Main Street Music, Long In The Tooth, AKA Music, Creep Records, Beautiful World Syndicate, Double Decker (well worth the trip to Allentown), Philadelphia Record Exchange, Repo Records.
     
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    AKA used to be dope, but they just moved from 2nd & Market to like 3rd and Arch. The new spot isnt as welcoming.
     
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    I'm an AKA Music fan...Repo is pretty awesome too...i have yet to hit up Main St but I'm gonna check them out soon...

    Siren Records in Doylestown is DEFINITELY worth the trip...
     
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    We have 2 in West Chester - Electric Avenue and the Mad Platter.
     
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    I love the Mad Platter.
     
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    Not the best, but my personal favorite local shop is Positively Records in Levittown PA. A little hidden gem no one really knows about.
     
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    Any record shops in philly that you guys have been to that have great hip hop/rap selection?
     
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    Inner Groove Records just across the bridge in Collingswood, NJ has the absolute best classic rock collection I've seen anywhere. Excellent jazz selection too.
     
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    I have two favorite record shops in the Delaware Valley.

    Favorite overall is Vinyl Closet in Norristown - really nice, diverse selection of product, good mix of new and used, the owner (Jason) has been super friendly every time I've visited, and the prices are reasonable. Aside from his new vinyl and organized bins he also gets in big stacks of uncategorized used LPs and just piles them up by the front door. You can pick through them and if there's no sticker on it he'll make up a price on the spot. My best find there recently was a near-mint condition copy of Soft Cell's Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret that he let me walk out of the store with for $4.

    Favorite specialty store is Sit & Spin on Lambert St. in South Philly. The store focuses on punk and metal, I could spend hours just going through their endless shoeboxes of 7" singles without even looking at their LPs. You don't go here looking for something, you go to this store with an open mind and the right record finds YOU. When you need a little downtime there's a pretty decent cheesesteak joint (Philip's) two blocks away, so it's easy to spend your entire Saturday at this store if you have the inclination.
     
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    jefemarron Well-Known Member

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    I've never gone in "Sit and Spin", but have driven by it a bunch and been curious. Will have to check that out. I concur about Philip's. Super underrated in the overall Philly cheesesteak scene. That stretch of Passyunk definitely has some nice gems.
     
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    Found a great spot in the city recently that has an excellent hip-hop selection (as well as funk/sou/jazz/electro). It's called Brewerytown Beats, and it's up on Girard just west of 27th St. The guys who run it are super cool. Highly recommend checking it out.
     
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