The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles
Amoeba Music is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

1. Amoeba Music

9.2
6200 Hollywood Blvd (Argyle Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Record Store · Central Hollywood · 289 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: The breadth of selection is wide. So wide, in fact, that you might complain that the store spreads itself too thin. Read more.

Poo-Bah Record Shop is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

2. Poo-Bah Record Shop

7.4
2636 E Colorado Blvd (Vinedo Ave.), Pasadena, CA
Record Store · 6 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: The clerks are knowledgeable and accommodating, and the library includes plenty of entries from local acts. As such, it's never a bad idea to walk into Poo-Bah's without a game-plan. Read more.

Mount Analog is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

3. Mount Analog

5906 1/2 N Figueroa St (Avenue 59), Los Angeles, CA
Record Store · Highland Park · 5 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: The strength of the store lies in its laser-like focus; it sticks to its guns, eschewing whatever is the latest cliche in dance. Read more.

Rockaway Records is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

4. Rockaway Records

6.7
2395 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Record Store · Silver Lake · 8 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: Rockaway isn't just a museum of expensive relics, however. There's a formidable catalog of rock LPs from the past and present, as well as a vast selection of used CDs in the bargain bin. Read more.

Freakbeat Records is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

5. Freakbeat Records

7.4
13616 Ventura Blvd (at Woodman Ave), Sherman Oaks, CA
Record Store · 9 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: As denoted by its name, this store isn't afraid to let its freak flag fly. There's a loose and all-inclusive attitude in the library; you'll find everything from Dutch punk rock to avant-garde jazz. Read more.

Record Surplus is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

6. Record Surplus

8.5
12436 Santa Monica Blvd (at Centinela Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Record Store · West Los Angeles · 12 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: Record Surplus simply hits all the right marks; there's the big catalog, the clean and intuitive layout and the vast offering of used records. Read more.

The Record Parlour is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

7. The Record Parlour

7.9
6408 Selma Ave (Cahuenga), Los Angeles, CA
Record Store · Central Hollywood · 9 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: The Record Parlour curates a more focused selection that pays special attention to rock, soul, and funk. Read more.

Fingerprint's Music is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

8. Fingerprint's Music

420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA
Music Store · East Village · 1 tip

LAistLAist: It's a store that focuses on the more joyous aspects of music fandom, and less so about the gnawing sense of perpetual discontent that comes with hardcore collecting. Read more.

Vacation Vinyl is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

9. Vacation Vinyl

4166 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Record Store · Silver Lake · 11 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: Vacation Vinyl shows that you don't need to have a warehouse-sized collection to be of value. While modest by appearance, the catalog is robust and well thought-out. Read more.

Atomic Records is one of The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles.

10. Atomic Records

7.1
3818 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA
Record Store · Magnolia Park · 7 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: While it's not the most au courant of stores, it's a perfect place to hide away for the day and dig through crates of soul, R&B, and all stripes of classic rock. Read more.