THE FIX

We’re ad­dicted to vinyl records

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Noth­ing sounds quite as good as an old-school record! Syd­ney has al­ways had a love af­fair with mu­sic on vinyl, so whether you are new to vinyl or a sea­soned record col­lec­tor, here’s some of the best places to pick up a record, both new and old, in Syd­ney. For more great places to buy vinyl in Syd­ney visit where­trav­eler.com

Red Eye Records

Op­po­site the QVB on York Street, you’ll find Red Eye Records. Es­tab­lished in 1981, they are the city’s lead­ing in­de­pen­dent mu­sic re­tailer. They stock an ex­ten­sive vinyl col­lec­tion of rock and pop, blues and jazz, elec­tronic, dance, hip-hop, al­ter­na­tive, metal and sound­tracks. Plus they have a huge Aus­tralian and New Zea­land vinyl sec­tion, as well as rare and lim­ited-edi­tion vinyl, and sec­ond­hand records. You can also pick up 7-inch sin­gles here too! 143 York Street, Syd­ney. 9267 7440. redeye.com.au

JB Hi-fi at The Ga­leries

Be sure to make a pit­stop at this JB Hi-fi store, which is lo­cated right near Town Hall Sta­tion. They of­fer a good range of vinyl from pop­u­lar artists and a solid se­lec­tion of al­ter­na­tive mu­sic, as well as some ur­ban and metal re­leases. There’s plenty of clas­sic records to choose from whether you like Bruce Springsteen or Nir­vana, as well as new re­lease vinyl, such as the lat­est record from in­diepop band Chvrches. Lower Ground, The Ga­leries, 500 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. 9307 1400. JB­HIFI.COM.AU

Egg Records

If you want to shop where lo­cal mu­sic fans and record col­lec­tors do, head straight to Egg Records in New­town. Just off King Street, you’ll find the mu­sic mecca filled with rare and col­lectable vinyl gems. The store is full to the brim with new and used vinyl records, as well as CDS, cult movies on DVD, rock'n'roll mem­o­ra­bilia and more. You can spend hours here search­ing for that spe­cial record you never even knew that you needed! 3 Wil­son Street, New­town. 9550 6056. eggrecords.big­car­tel.com

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