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Amoeba Music, Los Angeles

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Browse aisle after aisle of some of the biggest music legends at Amoeba Music, a retro-looking store offering new CDs, used CDs, DVDs, Bluerays, cassettes, and LP vinyls. The store is part of a chain, and with 250,000 titles, it remains one of the largest independent music shops in the world. Its retro appeal made it a Hollywood landmark almost instantly, its reputation made by a broad collection of music under one roof, showcased over its shopping floors and jazz room. The stock is ever changing as loyal customers come in to trade old for new, and vice versa. Add Amoeba Music to your Los Angeles travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Los Angeles holiday builder.
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  • This was my second visit. A must for music lovers. There is so much to see and so little time! I recommend. Park in the ramp next door and get your receipt validated for 90 minute parking. It is... 
    This was my second visit. A must for music lovers. There is so much to see and so little time! I recommend. Park in the ramp next door and get your receipt validated for 90 minute parking. It is...  more »
  • One of the biggest music shops in the world with incredible selection of goods, fair prices and amazing atmosphere!! 🎶 
    One of the biggest music shops in the world with incredible selection of goods, fair prices and amazing atmosphere!! 🎶  more »
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  • Definitely the wildest record store and popculture store that I have ever experienced in my life. Their selection is absolutely unreal and its so well organized so its surprisingly easy to figure out if they have what you are looking for 😍💪 (Which they almost always have). I was in LA on Holiday and went back several times and kept finding more things that I would love to own. Furthermore the staff is super helpful and the prices are very reasonable almost no matter what you buy! It's also never really feeling crowded in any way because its so big, which is super nice when you just want to stand and admire all the rare items 🥰 Overall a fantastic store that I would highly recommend anyone to visit on their trip to LA !
  • I love Amoeba Music 🦠 🎶 My introduction to Amoeba was stumbling into their San Francisco location high from golden gate park in 2010 and being amazed at everything about it from their advertised live shows from bands like LCD Soundsystem to their wonderful t-shirt collection. At the time I had just moved to San Francisco to attend art school from Chicago and my mind was completely blown. Through the years, I’ve scene incredible shows at Amoeba and I even randomly met Henry Rollins walking out of their Hollywood location (at the time on sunset blvd and now here on Hollywood blvd) he was just shopping for records alone like you might imagine Henry Rollins would do. I asked him how he was so successful in music, acting and then writing for the LA Times and he told me he just liked working on things. I was sad to see that location close but I think it actually turned out great moving forward to Hollywood BLVD. It seems to be as busy as ever and maybe (dare I say) even a better location for a cool record shop like amoeba to be located! I’m not here to completely rag on online shopping but please remember that the world needs cool record shops like amoeba to have in person locations for people to stumble into high and meet their heroes! Support your local businesses even if you don’t “need” physical CD’s they are still cool to own! That goes for DVDs too and all the merch!

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