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Best Record Stores In Chicago

It’s time to dust off that record player and start playing vinyl again. Does your collection need a little refreshing? Check out these five Chicago area record stores.


Classic record covers on display at the opening day of the annual WFMU's Record Fair, which benefits the noncommercial radio station based in Jersey City. Despite what many people thought just years ago, vinyl records have not lost fans with robust sales and many music enthusiasts preferring  records to compact disks. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Vinyl Lovers Celebrating Record Store Day 2014

On Saturday, thousands of people will be visiting record stores around the world for Record Store Day 2014, celebrating the culture surrounding vinyl albums and independently-owned record shops.



Best Record Shops In Chicago

Maybe you just like the feel of vinyl, the ritual of pulling out that big disc encoded with beautiful music data, and holding it over your head like Tron. Or maybe you want to show that jerk DJing the bar last night how to really work a turntable. Whatever your reason, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best local record shops to satisfy your music tooth.



Best Music Stores In Chicago

The following is a list of some of the best music stores Chicago has to offer. These stores all have a selection of both vinyl and compact discs in new or used condition. This list is not exhaustive, though various neighborhoods are represented

CBS Chicago–10/05/2010