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Vinyl records and cassette tapes are back, taking up shelf space in some area music stores. Here are a few places to nab what you need.
Store: Dimple Records
Location: 2433 Arden Way, 2500 16th St. and other locations
Vibe: Relaxed, friendly service, plenty of breathing room
Inventory: Expansive vinyl selection from Prince to Star Wars, plus 50-cent cassettes from artists like Willie Nelson and Tina Turner.
Good to know: The Arden location offers more vinyl at nearby Dimple Books.
Store: Esoteric Records
Location: 1139 Fulton Ave.
Vibe: Cozy, like a single-room musical time capsule
Inventory: Primarily oldies. Cassettes range from Frank Sinatra to Jethro Tull. Vinyl— 50-cent singles, pop, folk, country, comedy, progressive rock.
Good to know: Turntables Unlimited is next door.
Store: Phono Select Records
Location: 4370 24th St.
Vibe: Underground, loaded with goods and authentically punk rock
Inventory: Punk, metal, hip-hop and more—Exodus, Eazy-E, even Coldplay on vinyl. Cassettes include Joan Jett, local bands and $1 oldies.
Good to know: You’ll also find pins, T-shirts and back patches.
Store: Armadillo Music
Location: 207 F St., Davis
Vibe: Intimate, with a conversational staff; easy to feel at home
Inventory: Used vinyl ranges from rap to Disney soundtracks. New releases include Adele, Green Day and Deftones. Cassettes are $1–$2.
Good to know: Free membership card yields $10 store credit after 10 purchases of at least $10 each.