View Gallery → A Look at Small, Indie Record Stores From Around the World

I don’t personally miss record stores that much. Sure nostalgia has distorted our true memory of the ’90s, but for me, I always found record shops expensive, intimidating (rude clerks who thought they knew everything), and inconvenient. So don’t expect this to be a “technology ruined everything!” post. I’ll keep my Spotify, thankyouverymuch. However, one thing iTunes and Spotify can never replace is the aesthetically pleasing experience of standing in a record store, and by that I mean the feeling of being physically surrounded by music. I’ve always liked the look of records stores–all the posters adorning the walls, the stacks of records, the shiny shrink-wrapped CDs. It’s gorgeous, especially the smaller indie ones located in cramped spaces. It’s like stumbling into a music geek’s incredibly tidy and organized hoard.

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