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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:13 am 
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Edmonton has three listed - and I know of at least three more places equally as good but not "Yelped"

How did your city do?

https://www.yelpblog.com/2018/04/top-25 ... da-the-u-s

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Vancouver Metro (the GVRD) has 5 with some notable absences - Sikora's, Neptoon, Zulu. There are some good ones out the valley like Apollo On Port Coquitlam and Classic Sound in Chilliwack.


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3dB Sound Company wrote:
Edmonton has three listed - and I know of at least three more places equally as good but not "Yelped"

How did your city do?

https://www.yelpblog.com/2018/04/top-25 ... da-the-u-s


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Haven't even heard of many of the Toronto ones. "June Records" number 1.
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Maybe worth a drive to the "Cool" part of town.


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I'm all for good record stores. Not sure about Yelp though. Doesn't their money come from the businesses they recommend?


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Car City Records on 8 mile in Detroit, was probably one of the best record stores to ever exist.

Here's an image of only part of the store:

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One of those places you went to and found that 'impossible to find' record you've been looking for, for over 25 years. And.... six other impossible finds. On the one visit. And.... to find them for normal prices. And... get a phenomenal deal when you paid cash at the counter.

IIRC, the back of the image, left, the rack on the wall, at the top, that runs the length of that room, which you can't see all of...was all new and used soundtracks.

the jazz/blues section, would have pretty well filled that room (at the peak of the store's inventory size)

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About Cheap Thrills on Metcalfe street, Montréal
Amanda S. from Yelp... wrote:
Those crooked stairs lined with Pepto Bismol-pink railings...
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https://www.yelp.ca/biz/cheap-thrills-montr%C3%A9al-3

But it is a really good shop, with good guys...

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If you are ever in the area....try TAZ Records, in Halifax!

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They missed the 3 best ones in Calgary. Recordland, turn it up (2 locations) and Heritage Music!


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drywhitetoast wrote:
3dB Sound Company wrote:
Edmonton has three listed - and I know of at least three more places equally as good but not "Yelped"

How did your city do?

https://www.yelpblog.com/2018/04/top-25 ... da-the-u-s


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Haven't even heard of many of the Toronto ones. "June Records" number 1.
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Maybe worth a drive to the "Cool" part of town.


June Records wasn't on my list of places, but we tried it yesterday and it has great selection, good vibe.

We also hit Mike's on the Danforth. Less well organized, but still walked away with a few records.


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Teo Audio wrote:
Car City Records on 8 mile in Detroit, was probably one of the best record stores to ever exist.

Here's an image of only part of the store:

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One of those places you went to and found that 'impossible to find' record you've been looking for, for over 25 years. And.... six other impossible finds. On the one visit. And.... to find them for normal prices. And... get a phenomenal deal when you paid cash at the counter.

IIRC, the back of the image, left, the rack on the wall, at the top, that runs the length of that room, which you can't see all of...was all new and used soundtracks.

the jazz/blues section, would have pretty well filled that room (at the peak of the store's inventory size)



Ken, it’s closed. Seems to be a bit OT to me.

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They missed the 3 best ones in Calgary. Recordland, turn it up (2 locations) and Heritage Music!


Recordland is one of those places that rewards hard work. Shocking number of used records but they are shelved spine out and packed in very tightly. It isn’t a question of whether they have album X, but rather, which copy of album X should you buy. Some shelves are so high up even I, at 6’2” needs a stool. But they recently improved the lighting, so now I don’t need to use the flashlight on my phone. You are unlikely to find albums with pristine outer sleeves but MOST of the vinyl plays well. I have had one or two disappointments. Prices VERY fair on used. I don’t visit Calgary without visiting Recordland.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:17 am 
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Hi,

Whoever compiled this list for Canada doesn't know squat. They must have used the yellow pages while sitting somewhere in the US.

For instance, TAZ Records in Halifax is the pre-eminent record store in all of Atlantic Canada. It isn't even on the list and is maybe the best store in the country. Also for instance, Recordland in Calgary is a mecca for many.Those polished wood floor places like Sonic Boom are for Toronto hipsters with their portable Crosleys. Also try Record Works in Woodstock. Say hi to Doug.

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That list is a joke.
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On the bright side, we have a Blackbyrd Myoozik in Calgary as well.

Since I've only been to 2 record stores in the US, and Forever Young in TX didn't make the list - I'd like to see some that did.

Forever Young is one heck of a store. They were even separating the Coltrane titles by record label. The second pic is just the LP side, there was more for CD's too.

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drywhitetoast wrote:
Haven't even heard of many of the Toronto ones. "June Records" number 1.
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Maybe worth a drive to the "Cool" part of town.


Definitely worth a visit. I wouldn't call it number 1 but my number 1 could be someone elses number 10 depending on what they are looking for. As an all rounder of used and new June is definitely up there.


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Aux 33 Tours in Montreal is one of the best.
Birdman in Ottawa should be on that list
and maybe Vertigo too?
Ameoba music in San Francisco is freaking legendary!
can't believe they aren't there?
ditto for Rasputin's.


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