There was a time when the cynics believed that record stores were doomed to go the way of Blockbuster video rental joints: abandoned and forgotten by the masses who once flocked to their doors.
But the resurging popularity of vinyl has created a new niche market in which local music shops can thrive. And here in Miami, we still have enough record stores, despite the loss of many old favorites, to satisfy even the pickiest of record nerds.
Whether on the prowl for vintage LPs or new releases, it's all about knowing where to look. So in the hope of helping the wax-diggers out, we here at Crossfade have put together this list of Miami's five best record stores.
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Anyone still eager to score some quality CDs should search no further than Museo Del Disco. And if you've got a big Latin family (and let's face it, if you're from Miami, you've got a big Latin family), this store is perfect. The selection is overwhelming, and not just when it comes to Spanish-language genres. Although lacking in hip-hop, el Museo is well stocked in everything from classic and alternative rock to jazz. It's not the spot for those looking to pick up highly collectible items, though. You'll only find newer vinyl, ranging in price from $5 to $20, as well as some nice, classic, old-school records.
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