Four places to browse new and used vinyl records in Charleston


CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – A popular method of music, previously superseded by cassettes and later CDs, has regained popularity in recent years.

The use of vinyl records was the number one format for music distribution from the 1950s until the early 1990s, before taking over the compact disc.

But even that changed when personal music players like the iPod entered the scene. While most people listen to music through streaming apps like Apple Music or Spotify, vinyl records have regained popularity.

Whether by record collectors or those interested in the sounds of nostalgia, vinyl buying saw a new boom in the late 2000s. Now even popular artists of today like Taylor Swift are releasing new music on vinyl for those who prefer the method.

According to Statista, 27.5 million vinyl records were sold in the United States last year, up 46% from 2019 and more than 30 times from 2006, when the vinyl record craze grew. made his appearance.

When was the last time you searched for a new vinyl record? There are a few local stores that still sell new and used albums.

Monster Music & Movies

Spend some time browsing Monster Music’s huge selection of new and used vinyls. From the latest trends to collector albums, music soundtracks and more. They even organize special events like Record Store Day when special albums are dropped.

You will find them in the West Ashley Shoppes at 946 Orleans Road.

Charleston recording stop

This family owned and operated record store is located on John Street in downtown Charleston. They offer a selection of vinyls, exclusives and events for Record Store Day – which falls on Saturday April 16 of next year. They also have a location in Patchogue, NY.

Gray Cat Music

From vinyl records to music players, stickers and more, stop by Gray Cat Music to browse their collection of new and used records and band merchandise. You can find their store at 4610 Spruill Avenue in North Charleston or at 1929 Maybank Highway in Charleston.

Black circle discs

If you’re in Summerville, head over to Black Circle Records to browse their selection of records. They are located inside Katie Mae’s Klassy Flea & Antique Mart at 140 West Richardson Avenue.


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