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From humble origins as a tiny hole-in-the-wall record shop in Berkeley, California, Amoeba Music has grown into the world's largest independent record store. The Sunset Boulevard shop is the largest and most recently built of the three Amoebas, and is known internationally for drawing big-name performers to its intimate stage.   Often View More

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The past several years have seen smaller record stores such as Vacation,Origami and Permanent Records benefiting from the mounting interest invinyl. But after going strong for more than 10 years, Amoeba continues tobe the go-to spot for collectors of all genres. Not only is the store constantlywell-stocked with new and View More

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If The World's Largest Independent Record Store; tagline didn't prepare you, the grandeur of this musical emporium will make your jaw drop. An expertly organized cataloging system by genre, an in-store map, and a knowledgeable staff direct you through the aisles of new, used, and rare CDs and vinyl.   ... View More

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The Best Record Stores in the USA: The top 25 spots for unique vinyl and CDs, from San Francisco to Boston   Amoeba Music San Francisco, Hollywood, Berkeley   Even in the days when record-store chains ruled the music world, nothing compared to Amoeba. It was, and is, simply the most thorough and welcoming place View More

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By DJ Dave Siefert ("Dirty Dave") Reported by Lesley Barger Suter     Best Record Store:   "There's something about the smell of records at Amoeba Music that I love. It's a playground for music enthusiasts. If you walked in there with a list of ten things you wished you owned but thought you could never View More

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By Jeff Ruby Conventional wisdom says that men don't like to shop. But the truth of the matter is: Our time is valuable. We don't want to hit three or four different places for a pair of shoes or spend an entire afternoon looking for new clothes. When it comes to View More

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SPIN's editors celebrate Record Store Day with our list of the top places to discover great music. By Abigail Everdell and Charles Aaron In honor of the second annual Record Store Day on April 18, we talked to SPIN contributors and trusted friends around the country to come up with the View More

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