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Where are the best stores in Brisbane to pick up some new (or old) vinyl? We’ve put together this list of the city’s leading record stores to help you feed your vinyl cravings!
(This is an update of our original 2013 post with some additions)
Rocking Horse Records
Rocking Horse Records (www.rockinghorse.net) has been an icon for Brisbane music lovers for almost 40 years. They’re seriously passionate about music and inside the store you’ll find not just a huge selection of records but CDs, collector’s items, T-shirts, books, magazines, posters and more.
245 Albert St, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
(07) 3229 5360
Butter Beats (www.butterbeatsrecordstore.com) is smaller than Rocking Horse, but does away with the CDs to focus on vinyl, tees, books and street art supplies. The staff are into their music and street art, and the selection is focused on collectables, fuk, soul, jazz, reggae, punk and…well, just ask! If they don’t have it, they’ll get it!
26 Burnett Lane, Brisbane QLD 4000
(07) 3257 3257
Jet Black Cat
Jet Black Cat (https://jetblackcatmusic.com/) have been doing their thing since 1982 when vinyl was, well…it. Very indie and alternative, they’re also very committed and will get in anything that you’re hunting for. They do vinyl as well as CDs, music merchandise and the occasional live gig and listening party.
Shop A, 72 Vulture Street, West End, QLD 4101
0419 571 299
The Record Exchange
The mecca of pre-loved vinyl, The Record Exchange (www.recordexchange.com.au) allegedly holds the largest collection of LPs in the southern hemisphere. It certainly feels like it when you’re in there, and we’d recommend setting aside a couple of hours to wend your way through the masses of albums on offer. It’s a place to stumble on a classic, hidden gem or just a reminder of long gone days.
1/65 Adelaide St, Brisbane QLD 4000
(07) 3229 4923
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It’s a music shop first and foremost but a damn fine record shop too. Tym Guitars (www.tymguitars.com.au/collections/vinyl) have an awesome range of vintage guitars and gear for musos but those that just want to listen to quality vinyl will not be disappointed. New and pre-loved titles a-plenty.
5E Winn St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3161 5863
Phase 4 Records & Cassettes
Phase 4 (https://phase4records.com.au/) opened in 2015 and stock second-hand and new vinyl records, cassettes, vintage clothing and retro wares.
They also host in-store gigs every Sunday from 3pm.
680F Ann Street Fortitude Valley Brisbane
(07) 3061 3108
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