With a thriving music scene and some of the biggest festivals in Europe, it’s no wonder there are plenty of choices when it comes to buying records. In no particular order, here is a countdown of 10 of the best record stores in Barcelona.
One of the most popular stores in Barcelona, Discos Paradiso cater for a wide range of tastes. Vinyl has made a comeback in recent years and there’s a varied selection here. If you’re particularly into your dance and electronica, then this is the place to visit.
Wah Wah Records
The front of the shop is dedicated to classic artists and mainstream music, as well as old school blues to indie-alternatives. The back room however is what attracts budding DJ’s to Wah Wah Records. Here you will find 12 inch records with some of the hottest releases and club anthems.
Pick up a selection of old albums at Lostracks Records. Great for digging out some classic hip-hop, old school techno, funk and RnB. Prices seem reasonable too, with the majority of records costing no more than €10.
If you’re looking for the heavier end of the music spectrum, then Daily Records is a good starting point. With a focus on hard rock, metal, punk and the alternative scene, you will find something old and new on both vinyl and CD when flicking through the racks here.
Another one for rock fans, there’s modern indie and classic metal to more extreme sub-genres. If you’re expecting the mainstream, then search elsewhere. BCore Disc isn’t for the faint hearted.
If it’s a new release or searching for that illusive artist you’ve heard so much about over the years, jazz records are plentiful at Jazz Messengers. They have the best new jazz releases from around the world, as well as a vast collection of second hand records.
One for the collectors, search through the store and find some hidden gems. There may well be CD’s and DVD’s but it’s the vinyl section where you will find the rarities.
With a mission to bring Barcelona the best in dub, techno and ambient electronica, Subwax launched their own record label in 2012. It will be no surprise then, that their little store follows in the same vein.
You will easily be able to pick up the best in new releases at Revolver Records, they have a good selection of boxsets and DVD’s too.
Ultra Local Records
The shop may be small, but they’re supporters of big ideas. Live in stores and promoters of local music. You don’t have to just be in the know to appreciate Ultra Local Records.
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