Where are the best record shops in Sydney?

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Despite the rise of iTunes and Spotify, many of us still prefer to buy our music in physical form. So where do you rate as the best record shops in Sydney?

Let’s be honest – the record shop industry has seen better days. The domination of HMV and Sanity in your local shopping centre and the Pitt Street Mall is long gone, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This has perhaps left us with only the best record shops in Sydney still standing – the stores which provide a personal touch and have an independent spirit.

There’s still quite a few good places to buy CDs and vinyl if you’re the kind of person who prefers reading through the liner notes instead of downloading tracks. Which record shops in Sydney do you rate as having the best range, service and advice?

Let us know who gets your vote as the best Sydney record shop in the comments, for all the other vinyl and CD lovers in this city.

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  1. beatdisc records in parramatta and pigeon ground at camperdown. not sure if audiomania in manly vale is still around.

  2. Red Eye for a wide range of CDs, vinyl, books and clothing.
    Pigeon Ground for its vinyl and op-shop variety of items.
    The Record Crate for the ability to have a browse through lots of vinyl and CDs while waiting for them to cook you breakfast or make a coffee.

  3. Haha. Pigeon ground, that is. My ramble didn’t mention who I was yakking on about. Haha…

  4. Pigeon ground is the best vinyl shop in Sydney. Fair prices on lots of great and rare records. Every time I go there, there is new stuff out. I actually have to stop myself from going there, because they consistently blow my budget. As unfortunate as it is, eating (unfortunately) is more important than buying records. I wish I had more money to spend there.

  5. Here’s three of my favourites, all in the Inner West:

    Pigeon Ground
    102 Salisbury Road, Camperdown

    Egg records
    3 Wilson Street, Newtown

    The Vintage Record
    31a Parramatta Road, Annandale

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