In this day and age where digital music is daily increasing its reign – there are still a few places where the music lover can go and enjoy the physicality of CDs & LPs. Rising above any music store I’ve ever been to is the Los Angelas Branch of Amoeba Music. Since 2001 it has been a mecca to music lovers, a complete departure from today’s corporate chain stores and online retailers. Here you can find any rhythm in any movement from all epochs and every corner of the world. From obscure and underground beats to mainstream pop, tribal grooves, jazz, classics this is the place to discover your next favorite!
On top of all the wonderful new, used and vintage CDs, DVDs and Vinyls, Amoeba Records is also a record label, a blog and hosts a series of in-store concerts. An absolute must on any visit to Los Angeles.
There are three stores, the original in Berkeley (created in 1991 by Marc Weinstein) as well as the one shown here in Hollywood and another San Francisco branch. Of the three, LA is definitely the best – not only for their endless amount of content but also the atmosphere. There you can browse for hours, go to the listening booth, browse some more or just allow your eyes to delight with the amazing collection of rock posters and t-shirts that cover every visible space. The real beauty is that during all your glorious music perusing hours, no one will interfere with your selection rhythm.
Amoeba Music Store Info
(1) 323 – 245 6400
6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA ( Downtown Hollywood)
10:30 – 23:00 Monday – Saturday
11:00 – 21:00 Sunday