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Portraits of L.A.'s Best Record Stores


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As more and more music consumers grow disenchanted with the ephemeral nature of downloads and streaming, record stores throughout the greater Los Angeles area are thriving. L.A. Weekly recently picked our 20 favorites, which you can see here. To learn more about them all, read our complete list of L.A.'s 20 best record stores.