record stores


Here's 17 Record Stores You Should Visit Before You Die

From Canada to China, our guide to the top destinations for vinyl aficionados.


How Can We Make the Vinyl Boom Sustainable for Fans?

The current boom is creating lifelong fans from a new generation, and it goes beyond buying “special edition” vanilla chocolate-swirl reissues.


Men Explain Music to Me

“Are you buying this for your boyfriend?"


Check Out These Amazing Photos of a Record Store Made Out of Lego

Illustrator and artist Chris Cooper modeled Brick Town Records on one of his favorite stores in Los Angeles.


Damnit, Other Music Is Closing: A Eulogy for New York's Most Beloved Living Record Store

It's been announced that the longtime staple is shuttering. We pay our respects.


Thailand's Forgotten Country-Psychedelic Music Is Having a Global Renaissance

Until recently, Thailand's Molam music has been marginalized and dismissed as "taxi driver music," or entertainment for the lower classes. But now it's being embraced by the West.


This Vinyl Revival Is Sucking the Life and Fun out of Music Collecting

What was once a quiet world of treasures is becoming a commercial minefield.


Pavilion Balance the Art with the Punk

The Toronto band explain the importance of DIY music spaces and why its good to judge a record by its cover.


Sex, Drugs, and (Selling) Rock and Roll: Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Has No Regrets

'All Things Must Pass,' Colin Hanks's documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records, hits theaters this weekend.


Watch Dave Grohl Wax Nostalgic About His Tower Records Job in a Clip from 'All Things Must Pass'

"I got a job at Tower Records because that's the only place I could get a job with my fuckin' haircut."


Welcome to Park Blvd, the Record Store Betting You'll Buy Overlooked Rap Tapes in the Internet Era

Why would two rap bloggers decide to open a record store in 2015?


Saying Goodbye to New Music Tuesdays: A Day of Remembrance for a Day That Didn't Really Matter

The day of the week an album comes out is an arbitrary thing to care about, but, hey, we care about all kinds of dumb things.