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Discussion in 'Canada' started by mbrooks1999, May 6, 2017.
Yeah, centre of the universe, capital of the country! Welcome!
Edmonton here .
Sweet! I went to the U of A, and I'm a big fan of Edmonton. Got a few really nice record stores up there, and you guys have The Spins too!
Thanks Battleflag. Yeah I love it here. We are fortunate to have quite a few outstanding record stores. Listen, Blackbyrd, Freecloud, Eroc, Record Collectors Paradise...
Im embarrassed to say I've yet to attend a Spins. Its on my list!
Irishman but calling Montreal home for most of the last ten years.
Phonopolis, Bernard W - likely the best in town for electronic and selected rock
Sonorama, Bernard W - excellent for true digging. Lots of second hand stuff and the staff are really nice
Aux 33 Tours, Mont-Royal - favoured by many. If you like Jean Le Loup and other Quebecois French folk, you may do a little sex wee
Do a bit of digging in Toronto too.
Cosmos, Queen W - good for soul, jazz and hip hop.
Grasshopper, Dundas W - used to be good for second hand but I think it died and went to the vinyl store in the sky.
Rotate This, Ossington - yet to fully engage.
If true locals want to add their tips.....forgive my blow-in taking over of your hoods!
Toronto, where the best stores are Sonic Boom, Tonality, Faith/Void, and Kops.
Edit: Only just saw the above post by Finn. Hope mine doesn't seem snarky but you can assuredly consider it my response anyway.
You forgot June, my man...
Hey all, Calgary here. I just started collecting in the past year, having Sloth and Blackbyrd (and London Drugs) in my area is great.
Welcome! Always nice to see more Calgarians around here. Sloth and Blackbyrd are great stores, I would be in trouble if I lived any closer to them.
Thanks! Yah it's a bit of an issue haha. Ah well, it's problem I don't mind having.
Hey! I’m in Edmonton for the Folk Fest this weekend. If I’ve only got time to hit up one record shop in Edmonton which one should I go to? I’m most into Jazz, but if there’s a clear overall best id take that too. Thanks!
I’m not as versed in Jazz as others will be (so correct me if I’m wrong Edmontonians). For my money, Blackbyrd Myoosik is the best for new stuff, and Record Collector’s Paradise is the best for used stuff. I’ve not been into Listen Records or Freecloud Records in years, so perhaps someone else can speak to them?
Enjoy Folk Fest! They’ve got a fun lineup this year!