Record Store Geek

Record Store 101: Play These Albums, Sell Records

Record Store Day has come and gone. By all accounts, it went well and my indie record store geek brethren was elated. Beautiful.

See also: 10 Best Record Stores in Metro Phoenix

However, as I suggested in my last column, to really appreciate record stores, you can't just buzz by once a year and pick up a piece of collectible vinyl. You've got to get in there and hang out. You've got to pick the brains of geeks like me. People who have spent a great deal of their time (both professional and personal) filling their brains with great music.

When you get there, you've got to listen. To what those kids are playing. If they're good record store geeks, they are playing to sell. That means hook-you-quick, tasty music.

Until you get to your nearest indie store, I'm here to help. Scroll on for a few play-to-sell secrets and 14 Albums That Always Sell When Played.

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