Wax Trax (credit: CBS)
For music enthusiasts, vinyl is one of the best and most popular ways to listen to their favorite bands. The sound quality is better and vinyl allows for a richer music experience. With Denver’s robust music scene, there is no shortage of stores in which those who are passionate about music can pick up their favorite albums on vinyl. If you love vinyl, save yourself time spent wandering around the city and hit up these stores first.
638 E. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
For 34 years, Wax Trax has brought music to people all over the Denver area. Wax Trax is run by music lovers so they scour the earth to find the best music for their customers. With music from employee-selected albums playing in the store, there is a certain ambiance while browsing. Peruse tons of titles to find your favorite band or discover new groups. The staff is well versed in many genres and can help make recommendations if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for.
Twist & Shout
2508 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
One of the most well-known music stores in Denver, Twist & Shout is located near the Tattered Cover at Colfax and Josephine. With an easily navigated layout and well-organized stock, your favorite music is easy to find. The shop also has live music events so you can discover new artists. The staff is dedicated to showcasing new artists and local artists so it’s a great place to get your music fix.
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Absolute Vinyl Records and Stereo
5360 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
With wall-to-wall vinyl in several genres, there is a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for at Absolute Vinyl Records and Stereo. This store is well organized, so you won’t have to dig through tons of irrelevant titles to find something you like. The employees are very knowledgeable and the store has been known to hold jam sessions in front. Music buffs will love spending hours in this shop sifting through the abundant selection.
Little Horse Books and Vintage
820 Main St.
Louisville, CO 80027
This gem in downtown Louisville has a good selection of vinyl as well as a wide selection of vintage books. Little Horse Books and Vintage also consigns, and the inventory turns over quickly, so you can stop by often to peruse new merchandise. It also sells record players, so if you need a new way to rock out to your favorite tunes, you can find it here. With a small-town vibe that is accessible, you can shop in a place where people are genuinely interested in helping you find what you need.
Angelo’s CDs and More
16711 E. Iliff Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013
With four locations in the Denver Metro area, Angelo’s has music lovers all over town covered for their vinyl needs. The store features a wide selection of music – including hard-to-find items. If there is something that you’re having a hard time tracking down, stop by Angelo’s. The staff is helpful and passionate about music. Employees can help you look and even make suggestions as to other artists you may like as well.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.