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10 Must-Visit American Record Stores

Vinyl has seen a massive resurgence in the mainstream over the past five years, but it has always been the preferred format for true collectors and audiophiles. Bigger artwork and better sound than CDs and mp3s, listening to actual LPs and 45s is a classic look — one that will never become obsolete. Even with vinyl’s comeback, record stores are still struggling to keep their doors open, but the ritual of flipping through dusty stacks at old school shops and talking shop with clerks can never be replaced. You never know when a landmark shop is going to go under, so here’s a list of some of the best shops in the United States to hunt down collectables, rarities and new releases.

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