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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Record Store (new) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Criminal Records

Best Record Store (new) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Moods Music

Best Record Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Wuxtry Records
Atlanta is blessed with three record stores that have thrived for 40+ years: Fantasyland, Wax 'n' Facts, and Wuxtry. It's Wuxtry, though, that sets the bar for Atlanta's vinyl shopping odyssey. The wall of new releases is a dazzling feature, meticulously organized and filled with retro and contemporarymore...
Atlanta is blessed with three record stores that have thrived for 40+ years: Fantasyland, Wax 'n' Facts, and Wuxtry. It's Wuxtry, though, that sets the bar for Atlanta's vinyl shopping odyssey. The wall of new releases is a dazzling feature, meticulously organized and filled with retro and contemporary alternative rock, post-punk, country, and jazz deep cuts. The bins are filled with new and used CDs, LPs, and boxes upon boxes of 45s that are well known for being full of obscure gems. The guys behind the counter offer a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Georgia music history, and if you want banter, these guys can verbally spar for days, all in the name of fortifying your record collection. less...

Best Record Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » After Dark
Criminal Records

Best record store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Criminal Records

Best record store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Criminal Records

Best boutique record shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Sunbrimmer Records (Permanently Closed)

Best Record Shop That Feels Like a Time Warp BOA Award Winner

Low Yo Yo Stuff
Former Athens music staple LOW YO YO STUFF, well-known for its tight quarters and unwieldy selection, relocated two blocks ITP in April 2006. The shop didn't set up camp in some hip intown neighborhood filled with artsy types and trendy bars. Instead, the Low Yo Yo dudes chose a tiny and deterioratingmore...
Former Athens music staple LOW YO YO STUFF, well-known for its tight quarters and unwieldy selection, relocated two blocks ITP in April 2006. The shop didn't set up camp in some hip intown neighborhood filled with artsy types and trendy bars. Instead, the Low Yo Yo dudes chose a tiny and deteriorating strip mall behind a towering office building off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The cave of a store finally has enough space for both people and LPs. Records galore fill table after table and range in price from $5 to $100 or more, depending on how serious you are. The real fun is sitting on the floor searching through the old vinyl, priced from $1 to $2, and gawking at garish '70s album covers. Be advised: The store is only open Fridays and Saturdays, from noon-6 p.m. less...

Best Record Shop That Feels Like a Time Warp BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Low Yo Yo Stuff (Permanently Closed)
Former Athens music staple LOW YO YO STUFF, well-known for its tight quarters and unwieldy selection, relocated two blocks ITP in April 2006. The shop didn’t set up camp in some hip intown neighborhood filled with artsy types and trendy bars. Instead, the Low Yo Yo dudes chose a tiny and deterioratingmore...
Former Athens music staple LOW YO YO STUFF, well-known for its tight quarters and unwieldy selection, relocated two blocks ITP in April 2006. The shop didn’t set up camp in some hip intown neighborhood filled with artsy types and trendy bars. Instead, the Low Yo Yo dudes chose a tiny and deteriorating strip mall behind a towering office building off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The cave of a store finally has enough space for both people and LPs. Records galore fill table after table and range in price from $5 to $100 or more, depending on how serious you are. The real fun is sitting on the floor searching through the old vinyl, priced from $1 to $2, and gawking at garish ’70s album covers. Be advised: The store is only open Fridays and Saturdays, from noon-6 p.m. less...

Best Record Selection BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Wax 'N' Facts
Some places have cut back on their record stock as CDs and iPods have taken over, but not WAX N FACTS. These folks have vinyl in their veins, and it shows in their exhaustive selection of pristine rock, jazz, funk, R&B and country LPs. There's scarcely a record that's been pressed that a member ofmore...
Some places have cut back on their record stock as CDs and iPods have taken over, but not WAX N FACTS. These folks have vinyl in their veins, and it shows in their exhaustive selection of pristine rock, jazz, funk, R&B and country LPs. There's scarcely a record that's been pressed that a member of the veteran staff can't identify and help you track down. Conveniently located in beautiful downtown Little Five Points, Wax N Facts also sells old-school wooden record crates. "432 Moreland Ave. 404-525-2275." less...

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