Rolling Stone Magazine

April 24, 2008

The Best of Rock 2008: Best Record Stores

Rolling Stone Issue 1051 May 1st, 2008 The Best of Rock 2008 Best Record Stores

Amoeba Music Los Angeles

Prepare for an embarrassment of riches when you walk into Amoeba Music on L.A.'s Sunset Strip - a 35,000 - square-foot warehouse packed with more than a million LPs, CDs and DVDs. Amoeba's L.A. flagship (the others are in Berkeley and San Francisco) also offers free in-stores from acts like the Raconteurs and PJ Harvey, an expect staff that knows the eclectic stock inside and out and a vast and ever-changing collection of used CDs. "When you come in here; it's almost like a treasure hunt," says Amoeba Exec Ilene Barg. "If you have twenty dollars, you can walk away with a big stack of music."