Saturday will be a special day — a day to appreciate something old that is new once again. It’s National Record Store Day across the country. “As a long-term record buyer, I can tell you it’s the funnest day of the year.”
When we asked for your help finding the best record store in Minnesota, it was kind of a no-brainer. There aren’t a ton of these places left, and there certainly aren’t many as legendary as the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis.
Records are back and better than ever. Help us choose the Twin Cities’ best store to pick up the latest or the most righteously vintage vinyl.
The digital revolution has changed the way people interact with music. CD and record collections have turned into pixilated merry-go-round lists of names and album covers that wash under your eyes with a flick of the thumb. I’m a fan of iTunes – it’s helped me find great artists (like Flying Lotus and Blockhead) — but for albums dear to me, I need a physical copy. I need something to place on a shelf, to lay under the gentle needle, to hold in my hands as a document, like a love letter, a diary, a protest.