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The Sound Garden

Record Shop and Music Store · Fells Point
1616 Thames St (btwn Broadway & Bond St), Baltimore, MD 21231, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
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Based on 172 votes

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    Richard R.
    "Best music selection in Baltimore and pretty cheap."(7 Tips)
    Baltimore Maryland M.
    "their list of The Best Record Stores in the USA!"(3 Tips)
    Gina S.
    "I like the $1 CD's at the front of the store"(2 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "Also, don't miss the slightly hidden vinyl room."(6 Tips)
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  • Gregory S.

    The premiere location in Baltimore for CDs, DVDs, and (most importantly), vinyl. I hope that the Internet doesn't put them out of business!

    Gregory Schwender · September 7
  • Katy L.

    Very reasonable prices on secondhand CDs and vinyls. Eclectic collection of music.

    Katy Linsao · August 22
  • Jnet L.

    I like to check out the DVD racks here after combing through the music.

    Jnet L. · June 26
  • Gina S.

    I like the $1 CD's at the front of the store

    Gina Salacki · June 22
  • Paul

    Best selection of new vinyl I've ever seen. Plus! Really cheap prices!

    Paul · September 12, 2014
  • Jake S.

    If you're confused about where an artist is, look for them under a group they were in (i.e. Jerry Cantrell albums are actually with Alice in Chains). Also, don't miss the slightly hidden vinyl room.

    Jake Smith · August 9, 2014
  • Gary R.

    Great place to dig for vinyl

    Gary Rosenthal · August 9, 2014
  • Jessica M.

    Great selection of new or gently used Criterion Collection films for an inexpensive rate.

    Jessica M. · December 30, 2013
  • Phillip {{ FJ }} 2.0

    Rolling Stone ranks The Sound Garden in Baltimore as #2 in their list of The Best Record Stores in the USA!

    Phillip {{ FJ }} 2.0 · December 3, 2013
  • Steve B.

    Lots of good used discs, but can be hard to know where to find your artist

    Steve B · November 17, 2013
  • Carolina E.

    This place is kinda awesome... lots of oldies and people you've never heard of but there's a ton of new stuff in case you're into that too.

    Carolina Escobar · August 16, 2013
  • Amy A.

    This place doesn't have a huge selection which is a bummer, but the prices are pretty decent. Lots of DVDs that are well organized too.

    Amy Atomic · June 23, 2013
  • Jeffrey

    More vinyl, but used CDs are now mixed in with new discs. Seems like used CDs may be a much smaller portion of their inventory. Very few CD box sets, too!

    Jeffrey · May 7, 2013
  • Atom

    Best place for music/movies/records on the east coast;hands-down.

    Atom · February 12, 2013
  • Damon ♉

    Best music store 4 music u can't find

    Damon ♉ · February 6, 2013
  • Nikolai O.

    Love this store. Thanks to them my DVD collection is on its way.

    Nikolai Ogora · February 1, 2013
  • AJ T.

    Remembering the days of physically flipping through CD racks. #nostalgia

    AJ T. · November 25, 2012
  • Baltimore

    Voted 3rd Best Record Store by City Paper Readers for Best of Baltimore 2012 Read more

    Baltimore · November 13, 2012
  • Matthew L.

    They now have an amazing used record selection. Finally!!

    Matthew Lewicki · October 7, 2012
  • John U.

    If you're buying used cds, CHECK THE CD BEFORE YOU BUY! Twice I've bought cds and later got home and found the wrong one inside.

    John Umrysz · September 10, 2012
  • Dondre B.

    Has every movie and CD you could ever possibly want. I also freaking love the staff they are the best.

    Dondre Bailey · September 10, 2012
  • Mike P.

    The best music/dvd store in Baltimore. Great used section too!

    Mike P. · March 19, 2012
  • Shawn S.

    Where else would you go? My choice.

    Shawn Seidel · March 3, 2012
  • Baltimore Maryland M.

    Rolling Stone ranks The Sound Garden in Baltimore as #2 in their list of The Best Record Stores in the USA!

    Baltimore Maryland Manager · January 25, 2012
  • Chris W.

    Huge music selection if you need anything come here!

    Chris Wade · November 5, 2011
  • Baltimore

    Voted Best Place to Buy Music by City Paper Readers for Best of Baltimore 2011

    Baltimore · September 22, 2011
  • Jerome P.

    I love this place... They always have the stuff I can't find elsewhere

    Jerome Price, Jr. · August 26, 2011
  • Baltimore Maryland

    Roam around and take a look the pictures of some of the famous faces that have visited The Sound Garden. Try to find Elijah Wood.

    Baltimore Maryland · August 16, 2011
  • Zipcar

    Need some new tunes for your next Ziptrip? Dig in. They’ve got some rare music gems here that you won’t find in a big box electronic store.

    Zipcar · June 6, 2011
  • Amanda F.

    Marc is the best!!! Give him a hi-five and tell him that!

    Amanda Fairman · March 16, 2011
  • Elliott P.

    I discovered dubstep here

    Elliott Plack · January 8, 2011
  • Katie B.

    Spend a few hours here looking at hard to find DVDs and CDs at unbeatable prices!

    Katie Blaha · November 29, 2010
  • Christine O.

    Check out the $1 CD bin, occasionally there are $1 DVDs too.

    Christine Osazuwa · September 15, 2010
  • Richard R.

    Best music selection in Baltimore and pretty cheap. Not as good as they once were but still great. Staff are mostly super-pretensious hipsters who treat you like human waste, but they are knowledgable

    Richard Reich · August 3, 2010
  • Bryant C.

    Just an awesome store

    Bryant Conley · June 26, 2010
  • Steph M.

    A good place to go for cheap dvd's, records, and a whole bunch of other fun goodies...I prefer this place over record & tape traders.

    Steph M · June 10, 2010
  • Lauren H.

    Go to Sound Garden and look for things you want of the CD and DVD variety. Chances are, you'll find it. I have found some awesome CDs there I've never found anywhere else.

    Lauren Hoffman-Noark · March 29, 2010
  • Josef J.

    Go hear, and find all the good obscure stuff that R&TT always has to special order.

    Josef Jetstream · February 3, 2010
  • Elliott P.

    Great LP selection

    Elliott Plack · January 18, 2010
  • M X.

    Discos en acetato de cualquiet cosa. Te compran tus discos too

    M X · July 6, 2013

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