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Residency Records – Salem, Massachusetts

99 Bridge St., Salem, MA, 01970, United States
978-594-4174 | |

This is a brick-and-mortar store.

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About this store: An ultra curated shop dealing primarily in Metal, Indie Rock and Punk Music.

10:00am to 6:00pm
10:00am to 6:00pm
10:00am to 6:00pm
10:00am to 6:00pm
11:00am to 5:00pm
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Media Available:
New releases, New old stock, Used records
Specializing in:
7-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, Cassette Tapes
Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Folk, Hip-Hop/Rap, Indie, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Punk, R&B and Soul, Reggae, Rock, Thrash

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1 Review

From DBowker3D on March 26, 2019:

The place is easily the best record store for new LPs north of Boston!

The size of the store is on the small side, but it's extremely well organized, and it's THE place to go if you want new, cutting edge/Indie music on vinyl (some CDs and tapes too). They do have used as well, but a store like this is much less about used "bargains" but that's OK as that area is well-covered by other stores in the area. This is the type of store that thrived in the heyday of vinyl, and is a welcome addition to the city of Salem.

The selection definitely puts an emphasis on what's happening "now" in music, or at least in the last decade. They have a much better selection than the Newbury Comics record selection, too, even aside from the fact that a true "local" record store deserves to be supported! Again they DO carry some used albums too, and are very fair in their pricing if you bring in good condition LPs to sell.

While I was there for about an hour on a Sunday every customer that came left with a stack of new (or new to them used) records. The owner was extremely friendly, very knowledgeable and also seemed to know many customers by name. In most cases the customers found so many albums they only stopped shopping when they hit whatever budget limit they'd set for themselves. That's my definition of a great record store.

NOTE: This store has a large collection of Metal as well (which the owner stated he loves). Though it's not my thing, I'm sure that will be a big draw for the many fans of the genre that are out there.