Your guide to the best record stores in Alabama

Record Stores In Alabama
For the record, Alabama has the coolest record stores. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for The Bama Buzz

We live in a world of Spotify and Radio, but there’s something about music when it comes off a record that just hits different. So, pull out your record players and get ready to add to your vinyl collection, because we’ve got the best record stores in Alabama for you to check out.

1. Renaissance Records Inc. | Birmingham

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The vinyl stacks at Renaissance Records taking us back in time. Photo via Jon Eastwood for The Bama Buzz

Enter through the candy-cane striped awning of Renaissance Records, and you’ll be met with a smorgasbord of records throughout the entire room. They have every type of music you could dream of in these vinyls, so there’s something for everyone.

If you’re a collector of vintage albums, they’ve got you covered with the antique. However, they also have a variety of new stuff with everything from Taylor Swift to The Head and The Heart.

  • Location: 2020 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday Noon-4PM
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2. Seasick Records | Birmingham

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A peek at all the goods through Seasick Records’ Record Store window. Photo by Jon Eastwood for The Bama Buzz

Seasick records is a bright wide-open space filled with hundreds of records for you to browse through. You can do more than just buy music here though-you can listen to it live.

Serving as a venue, Seasick Records has a stage where artists can come perform intimate shows, so be sure to keep up with their socials to see upcoming performances.

  • Location: 4420 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6PM | Sunday Noon-4PM
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3. 10,000 Hz Records | Opelika

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Record wall showing us our faves. Photo via 10,000 Hz

10,000 Hz is a trendy new record store on the downtown strip of historic Opelika. They’re selling and buying new vinyls on the daily, so there’s always a good variety. The store also serves as a fun local venue for in-store performances or signings. 

  • Location: 717A 1st Ave, Opelika, AL 36801
  • Hours: Sunday Noon-5PM | Monday-Friday 11AM-6PM | Saturday 10AM-5PM
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4. The Guitar Gallery | Tuscaloosa & Pelham

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Time to rock out to some new music. Photo via the Guitar Gallery

The Guitar Gallery might sound like a place just selling instruments, but their vinyl collection is extensive with albums from basically every genre there is in music. They have two locations, one in Tuscaloosa and the other in Pelham.

  • Location: 309 Hargrove Rd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 | 2621 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Hours: Tuscaloosa: Monday-Friday 9:30AM-6PM | Saturday 10AM-6PM | Pelham: Monday-Friday: 10AM-6PM | Saturday 10AM-6PM
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5. Dr. Music Records | Fairhope

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In a cute little downtown area such as Fairhope, it is no surprise that you can find a place like Dr. Music Records. This place has been around for 25 years doing what they do best, buying and selling the best records they can get their hands on. Check this spot out, and you’ll be sure to leave with one or two favorites to go home and start listening to.

6. Vertical House Records | Huntsville

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New releases! Photo via Vertical House Records

Located in the Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment center, Vertical House Records fits the vibe of its artsy setting with over 25,000 new and pre-loved vinyls to choose from. They also host bands who will play at the location on occasion.

  • Location: 2211 Seminole Drive Railroad, Room #9, Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Hours: Wednesday – Friday Noon-6PM | Saturday Noon-5PM
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7. Mobile Records | Mobile

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Time to add to your collection with these record stores in Alabama. Photo via Mobile Records

Mobile Records has some great prices and an even better record selection. With hundreds of options to choose from you’ll be taking home a stack of records before you know what happened to you.

  • Location: 140 S Sage Ave, Mobile, AL 36606
  • Hours: Noon-6PM Daily
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What are your favorite spots in Birmingham to find records? Tag us on social @thebamabuzz and let us know!

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