Sometimes, the best way to spend a few hours of time on the weekend is to go hang in your local record store and pick up some good music whether its old, new or new to you! The Atlanta area has a rich history, especially when it comes to its music scene, so when you’re flipping through the bins at one of the many fantastic record stores In the area you’re bound to find something for anyone on your gift list, and certainly for yourself. Not only is checking out your local record stores a fun activity, but you’re also helping to support a local business as well as supporting artists and the local music scene! Don’t know where to start? We got your back with our list of just some of the Atlanta area’s best record stores to get your music fix!
Since 1976, Fantasyland Records has been buying and selling music in multiple formats and in all kinds of collection sizes. From CDs to cassettes to used AND new vinyl (including both LPs and 45s) to DVDs and artist merchandise as well as cleaning supplies, record crates, and back issues of beloved music magazines, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re new school or old school. Fantasyland Records carries all genres from 1950 up to todays hits, and even has special guests like Andre 3000, Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, and Eric Clapton coming through when they’re in town to add some magic to their personal collections. Fantasyland Records also participates in Record Store Day, so there’s plenty of speciality vinyl drops happening there throughout the year! Check out the Fantasyland Records website to learn more and plan your trip there!
You can visit Fantasyland Records 360 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Criminal Records is a nationally recognized record store, and for good reason! Not only do they buy and sell music collections or all kinds and sizes, they are on top of new releases and have a seemingly infinite inventory both in-store and online. You may remember we mentioned Criminal Records in one of our previous blogs about great places to catch live music in the Atlanta area, because not only is Criminal Records a great place to shop, it’s a great place to catch local and national acts live and in person! Criminal Records participates in Record Store Day in a big way! Many times they’ll have a sidewalk sale offering great finds at low prices, including thousands of CDs marked down to just 50 cents and even have a DJ offering more great live entertainment. Want to plan your visit to Criminal Records? Check out their website!
You can visit Criminal Records at 1154-A Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Located in the Little 5 Points neighborhood, Wax’n’Facts has been a staple of the area since 1976. Wax’n’Facts buys records, mainly focusing on rock, but they sell a wide variety of genres including jazz, hip-hop, r&b, soul, EDM, rap, electronic, disco, and of course, rock. They have high quality goods including new releases, and they pride themselves on offering great bargains including 25 to 50 cent 45s with the rarer ones being priced at only $1! They also carry posters, DVDs, VHS, stickers, artist merchandise, and everything you need to care for your turntables and precious collection including crates, brushes, cleaners, and cloths. Though their selection focuses on the older, harder to find goods, Wax’n’Facts still participates in Record Store Day so expect plenty of exciting, limited vinyl drops throughout the year. Ready to check out Wax’n’Facts? Visit their website to learn more!
You can visit Wax’n’Facts at 432 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
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