Top 5 Best NJ Record Stores To Buy On National Vinyl Record Day

National Vinyl Record Day is August 12th and there’s no better way to celebrate than hitting up the record store and spending hours fishing through milk crates full of musical history.

New Jersey’s music scene is a big deal, especially with some of the biggest artists in the world hailing from the Garden State.

It’s no surprise that we have a plethora of notable indie record stores here.

On National Record Store Day, people line up outside these stores for hours waiting for them to open so they can buy the exclusive records.

The best part is that you don’t even have to search for anything specific.

Most record stores now sell not only vinyl, but also CDs, cassettes (remember those?), and even merchandise like t-shirts, Funko pop toys, and collectibles.

My favorite record store unfortunately no longer exists.

Vintage Vinyl in Fords was the perfect place to not only buy records, CDs, movies, etc., but the stage at the back of the store hosted so many artists and performances that it was essentially considered a small concert hall.

Vinyl records have become so popular again in recent years.

Artists who became famous after the vinyl era release their albums on discs.

Trendy retail stores sell vinyl from your favorite artists.

I literally just bought one Urban Outfitters Backstreet Boys Vinyl the other day.

But nothing beats a real record store for all that nostalgia.

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Mick Haupt on Unsplash

Here are my top 5 New Jersey record stores to buy for National Vinyl Record Day.

There is one store I omitted from this list because they moved from Philipsburg, NJ to Easton, PA, but spin me around record store is worth the drive out of state.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Kristen, producer of New Jersey morning show 101.5. All opinions expressed are his own.
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