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  • Monorail Music - Attached to much-loved bar, vegan-friendly restaurant and live music venue, Mono, you’ll find Monorail Music in the Trongate. The small but painstakingly thought out shop has been around for 14 years now.
  • Huge HMV in Glasgow Fort... best place in area for music.
  • mono- kings court, king st nr the river.good place to spot people in bands....!
  • Record shops in Glasgow are crap. Even Rub-a-dub. I shop solely online these days at www.juno.co.uk. There's a much bigger selection online.
  • if you like classical which i don't up from the entrance to queen st station
  • Avalanche - the best. lodsa Psychopathic Records. Record fare 1 and 2
  • Avalanche Records is just about the best within the City Centre. You've got HMVs and Virgins, but they are faceless institutions, this has real records and air heavy with crispy Glasweigan Body Odour.
  • fopp - byres road - great selection, good prices
  • CHECK OUT MIXED UP RECORDS - IN OTAGO LANE, JUST OFF OTAGO STREET IN THE WEST END.
  • A'thim , roon by , chick thim oot
  • GoGoStudios.com Hey check out this cool recording studio in Glasgows Westend. We had a great recording session & payed a great price. Gotta be the cheapest. GoGoStudios Multimedia info@gogostudios.com For professionals & the creative on a budget! www.gogostudios.com
  • hammys and jeata bob no nobs or tommy tangos
  • rub a dub deffinetly the coolest sells everything from techno to hip hop plus dj equipment. fopp has a not to bad viynl section too
  • HMV isn't bad, it's better than Virgin (which isn't saying much right enough).
  • Westend Records HMV Reliable recordings
  • Flopp the bestbplace for non-hmv priced cds and for those ubscure records you'd like to have in your collection ie:Wham.
  • Fopp is good'n'cheap for the well initiated, There is also Definition, Avalanche, The Beat Museum, 23rd Precinct and Missing. Alas Casa Cassettes is now gone!
  • Avalanche Records, right next to queen street station, has a great range of music and is a lot cheaper than the big boys (hmv ,virgin etc.)
  • Salvation Sounds, Shawlands Arcade - great staff & great range of quality music DVDs & CDs at excellent prices!
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  • Lost in music and music zone (decourcey's arcade and up near the ugc cinema in town) are great and they are really cut price as well plus you can sell old cds in lost in music
  • Again you cannie beat the Brigait, or the Barras.......HOT OFF THE PRESS.
  • The Virgin on Buchanan street , it's about half as cheap as the other Virgin .
  • Quite a few places. 23rd Precint still exists. HMV have their shops in Union Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street. Virgin, with two branches in Argyle Street and the top of Buchanan Street. Fopp, a relatively new shop usually has some bargains.
  • Avalanche records - up beside queens street station. Good selection of specialist music - can't find it in virgin, hmv or Fopp? It will be here
  • The best record shops in Glasgow are 1) Mono(Rail) - Kings Court - Almost every record is awesome - hard to find stuff also. 2) Avalanche - Damn Fine small record shop 3) Missing - Lots of good stuff - a real independent. 4) Vinyl Freaks - St Georges Rd. 5) There is a good vinyl store on Otago Lane (Off Otago St) Fopp - you can pick up classics for 5 and less.
  • Fopp on Union Street Glasgow sell discounted music, DVDs and cult books.
  • The best shop is definitely FOPP on Union Street - much cheapness my friends!
  • fuckin... fopp, on byres road opposite the big fuck off safeway that parked it's arse in byres road.
  • Theres a great shop in the Shawlands Arcade called Salvation sounds which used to be near the pollokshaws Road BP Safeway, it sells mainly rock, and nu metal but you get some great wee gems in there!
  • The Seven Notes, in the Savoy centre (only metal and rock), Missing, next to Strawberry fields, Fopp, The music zoe on sauchiehall street, and Salvation sounds in the shawlands arcade.
  • Nt sure but i hear mbc has a new record in.
  • fopp (byres road, and another one beside central station), and music zone
  • see me doon the side a the barras. Free pie if u buy 2
  • DeCourcey's Arcade just off Byres road. Lost & Found; Byres Road - Fopp, echo.
  • Fopp! Go to Fopp, prferably in Byres Rd. - cheaper than HMV and Virgin, esp. when it has special offers on. I picked up Pet Sounds for a fiver, along with Lou Reed's Transformer album. Alternatively, try Music Trade Direct, it has a bigger range then Fopp! but with slightly higher prices.
  • oooo! You must go to the Lost Chord! its just off Great Western Road on Bank Street... -along from the HogsHead -excellent outside shop decor, and has loads of new/second hand records to rustle through!
  • Missing Records and Fopp on Byres road. They kick the shit out of HMV and Virgin.
  • FOPP in Union Street is pretty good, they are a fairly recent addition to Glasgow but seem to have made a positive impact so far. They sell a good selection of stuff at reasonable prices
  • Missing Records off Argyle Street used to be great when it was on Oswald Street, but is now pish. They dont even take your CDs to trade in, if they are a bit scratched. Which is a pain in the erse, cause I tried to flog them my Queens of The Stone Age 'Rated R', which stuck on track 2 and Outkast 'Stankonia' which I had split lager on. Avalanche near Queen Street station is tha bomb and sells hard to get hardcore punk rock and hip hop. Fopp on Union Street is good, if a bit corporate and hard to find stuff is quite literally hard to find due its bollocks lay out.
  • Lost in music
  • Virgin Megastore, the one on Argyle St is crap, and will probably be closed soon. The one to go to is on Buchanan St and is 3 floor of a good range of stuff. If you get on the underground and go to Hill head, when you come out turn right and on your left hand side is a place called Echo, its a must!
  • HMV, Fopp, Virgin Megastores.
  • hmv at argyl street where the goths and neds hang about.....
  • Used to hang about tower records - top selection for rap music b4 it became commerciallised
  • Hmm. That record shop on Sauchiehall Street on the left hand side just before the Galleries is good/inexpensive but blink and you'll miss it.
  • For records it has to be FOPP in the west end, why go anywhere else?
  • Avalanche-ignorant poncy arseholes work there...some people dig that Missing records-everyone who works there loves mogwai. EAT ME.
  • avalanche are a freindly bunch with the old canadian guy always keepin lemonheads and dinosaur jr singles back 4 me..cheers bud
  • Alvalanche, its just up fae queen st station, and down from the celtic shop and Ortax Kababs. they have brilliant music, alot of S/h stuff too. good value and alot of rare stuff.
  • Long Chord- Park Road Lost in Music- De Courceys Arcade
  • Virginia Galleries? Are they still aroun'? Great place for second hand music as well as other new age stuf' an' fashion.....
  • That cool wee shop beside Haddows and Queen Street Station
  • Record Exchange on Jamaica Street - well worth a look!
  • Echo on Byres road has to be the best record shop in Glasgow if not Scotland. There is loads of great second hand stuff that you wont find anywhere else and at very reasonable prices.
  • Has to be Avalanche, behind Queen St. Station: the folk in there REALLY know their stuff and won't be bewildered when you ask for the new CD by Nobukazu Takemura... much more likely to be able to actually discuss it with you. Cheap and friendly and a good selection of obscure 2nd hand stuff too.
  • Downstairs in borders, on Royal Exchange Square. Exellent.
  • Pollockshaws Road excellent discount cd shop
  • there's a wee shop called 'avalanche' up behind the buchanan galleries, one of the few places that actually seems to stock not just singles that are in the charts, but ones that haven't got in yet, have been and went, or will just never get there. 'lost in music' in de courcy's aracde is great for second hand tapes, records, cd's and especially obscure videos.
  • Forr, Byres Rd & Union St, Echo, Byres Rd.
  • 23RD Precient on Cathedral St.Specialises in Import Dance, HipHop Etc.. Fopp on Union St.All the latest cd's for a 10 and good place for rare cd's
  • Avalanche, we love you!
  • Fopp is great for bargains, De Courcys arcade in the West End for more ecclectic tastes.
  • record discount shop next to Bargain books on sauchihall St
  • 23RD PRECINCT IS A SHOP SOLELY DEDICATED TO SELLING HOUSE MUSIC AND MUSIC EQUIPMENT. ITS RECOGNIZED AROUND SCOTLAND AS A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE MUSIC SCENE AND PUBLISHES ITS OWN WEEKLY SINGLES CHART. IT CAN BE FOUND DOWNSTAIRS IN BATH STREET, THERE ARE DECKS AND SOUND EQUIPMENT LAYED OUT FOR USE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THE ASSISTANTS ARE HAPPY TO HELP. THE BEST THING IS, IF YOUR ANYTHING LIKE ME AND CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAMES OF BANDS AND SONG TITLES, THEY WON'T LAUGH IF YOU BURST INTO SONG AND ASK THEM FOR THE RECORD YOU'VE JUST MURDERED!!
  • up buyers Road there is a wee second hand shop that sells second hand records just beside Glasgow Uni
  • Get yourself fired into West End records in Partick, beside the Bingo. If they dont have it, they will get you it. Lost of cut price goodies here too. And don't forget Woollies on Dumbarton Rd either, lots of good stuff there too.
  • Fopp and Missing look good, with lots of stoodents, but have a pretty crappy selection to tell the truth. Try HMV and Virgin if you want unheard-of stuff, I'm afraid.
  • Check out Lost In Music in De Courceys arcade behind Byres road. New and second hand CDs plus loads of classic vinyl.
  • Criminal Records is OK for second hand stuff, there's also an Our Price.
  • Fopp, Echo, 23rd Precinct, Rub-A-Dub in the Virginia Galleries (Small but perfectly formed re. Jungle, Techno, Dub etc)
  • How can you live in Glasgow and fail to mention the incredible Mr Smith and his Notorious Vinyl shop on 60something Union Street? It's downstairs and is attached to Hoi Polloi clothes shop which sells to all those young raver fashion victims. Marc Smith can be found in his shop selling the best hard techno and dance vinyls so go on down and talk to the god of the Scottish techno scene.
    [But] Notorious Vinyl has closed according to the security at Hoi Polloi. It is no longer on Union Street at any rate.
  • Bomba records had an upfront selection of House. Was most impressed with the Techno at Rub-A-Dub, found copies of Axis9!!
  • On Byres Road, check out the record store inside John Smiths bookshop... very good range of indie, psychedelia and imports.
  • There is now a very large Tower records under the central station bridge, ususal stuff, large selection, able to order, but better still open until midnight.
  • Temple Records
  • Virgin and HMV are in city centre for large selection, FOPP has best prices plus some new CD Outlet on Sauchiehall Street, RUb a Dub for you dance fiends (great shop)
  • 23rd Precint (just off Sauchiehall Street). New Virgin record shop planned - biggest outside London. Lost in Music (West end) Missing (West End)
  • Missing Records two shops West end and Anderston. Loads of great new and second hand music
  • Avalance, top of Buchanan street. Missing records, excellent for the bands you think are famous but HMV, Virgin or Tower have not heard of them.

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