The results for this year’s vinyl sellers’ derby held strong from last year, with old reliables carrying the day.
And if trusted consistency is the barometer, these results make perfect sense; no Columbus record store has been greater longer than defending champion Magnolia Thunderpussy.
But just because Mags has been around for decades doesn’t mean it’s only good for decades-old records; a certain writer’s spouse purchased vinyl versions of acclaimed 2012 releases by Kendrick Lamar and Miguel there as Christmas presents last winter.
The wisdom of years plus the agility to adapt equals a shop that’s still prospering well into the internet age.
Best Place to Buy Vinyl runners-up: Used Kids Records, Lost Weekend Records