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Top Choice Music in Georgetown & West Seattle

Easy Street Records & Café

Pearl Jam once played at Easy Street, arguably Seattle's most multifarious record store, and the business continues to sponsor regular events. Inside, young kids with elaborate tattoos mingle with graying ex-punks u…
Top Choice Music in Ballard & Discovery Park

Bop Street Records

Probably the most impressive collection of vinyl you're ever likely to see lines the heavily stacked shelves of Bop Street Records. The collection of half a million records covers every genre – they even have old-sc…
Music in Georgetown & West Seattle

Georgetown Records

This amazing record store had the guts to open in 2004 when vinyl sales were close to an all-time low. With the format now returning to its pre-1990s glory, it's an excellent place to go to score rare picture-cover …
Music in Belltown & Seattle Center

Singles Going Steady

Singles Going Steady – named after an album by those British punk pioneers the Buzzcocks – is a niche record store specializing in punk, oi, reggae and ska, mostly in the form of 7in vinyl singles, as well as poster…
Music in Ballard & Discovery Park

Sonic Boom Records

Sonic Boom has a slightly less encyclopedic record collection than Bop Street Records across the street, but it sells concert tickets for local venues and hosts its own live music most weeks.
Music in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Silver Platters

Something of a record supermarket bivouacked out in SoDo offering CDs and vinyl with an expansive side trade in DVDs (movies mainly). The selection is extremely broad and the staff is pretty knowledgeable.
Music in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Wall of Sound

Bedroom-sized Wall of Sound has a civilized, studious air and a penchant for avant-garde sounds. If you’re into esoterica or weird musical sub-genres such as ‘Japanoise,’ this could be heaven.
Music in Bellingham

EM Everyday Music

Late-night vinyl browsing available until midnight 365 days a year. Plenty of time to search for that rare New Order 12-inch.
Music in Green Lake & Fremont

Jive Time Records

A vinyl collector's dream come true full of rarities and secondhand bargains stuffed into a diminutive interior.
Music in Port Townsend

Quimper Sound & the Analog Lounge

To continue the time-warp effect of Port Townsend, peruse this record store that's remained pretty much the same since it opened in 1974 – save for the installation of its on-site cafe.