Music is truly in the midst of a digital age, but as the rest of the world moves forward with music streaming and portable mp3 players, there is a continual demand for vinyl worldwide and, of course, in Melbourne. This city has more record stores per capita than anywhere else in the world and with so much choice it’s no wonder why Melburnians have the most eclectic and best taste in music. Here are the top five record stores in Melbourne.
Specialising in soul, funk and hip hop Northside Records has been dishing out rare and independent releases since 2002. With new stock arriving weekly, including 45s, dubstep, dancehall and disco, there is always plenty to browse through and if you prefer to try before you buy, then Northside offers listening facilities. Northside also operates as a record label and proudly supports home-grown talent.