Best Record Store Los Angeles 2013 - Vacation Vinyl
3815 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
You can run into just about any shop and get a copy of Led Zeppelin IV, Get Your Wings or Alive!. But where can you get the latest from space rockers White Hills, local d-beat maniacs Nomads or neofolk legends Death in June? Silver Lake's Vacation Vinyl meets all your cutting-edge record needs. The staff, led by owner Mark Thompson (formerly of Boston metalcore label Hydra Head), aren't the snooty types you might expect at an elite-tier record shop. On the contrary, they're friendly and helpful, ready to discuss your love of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and point you in the direction of new releases that are just what you were looking for, even if you didn't know it yet. 3815 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 90026. (323) 666-2111, vacationvinyl.com. —Nicholas Pell