Here’s our list of the coolest places in Melbourne to buy vinyl.
1. Northside Records (Fitzroy)
Melbourne’s home of funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, and everything in between, Northside records is owned by Triple R host, Chris Gill. Boasting an impressive collection of records sourced from all over the world, the Gertrude Street store has long been a favourite with Melburnian music lovers.
2. Heartland Records (North Melbourne)
Home to what might be Melbourne’s best range of punk, metal, hardcore, alternative rock and indie releases. You will find a great range of new and used vinyl at Heartland, along with cds, dvds, t-shirts, a gallery space and loads more. Owner Paul Cook has an impressive knowledge of music and sources records from all over the world.
3. The Searchers (Fitzroy)
Located down the city end of Smith Street, The Searchers features wall-to-floor shelves packed with pre-loved vinyl gems. The store offers coffee and snacks, while also selling a great range of books. You’ll find homegrown classics alongside punk, soul, and disco records.
4. Basement Discs (Melbourne)
Nestled below the bustling streets of Melbourne, Basement Discs features a great range of blues, folk, jazz, old-school soul, along with psych-rock, alt-rock, and classical. In-store performances are a regular occurrence, adding to the awesome vibes at Basement Discs.
5. Polyester Records (Fitzroy)
One of Melbourne’s best stores for new vinyl purchases. You’ll find a huge range of modern-day indie, hip-hop and Aussie records, along with reissues of classic albums from your favourite artists. Located on Brunswick Street and open late – perfect for an impulsive purchase when you’re strolling by.
There you have it – our top Melbourne record stores. Now go out and buy some vinyl celebrate Record Store Day!