50 best record shops

Everyone's life has a unique soundtrack. Whether it's supplied by JS Bach or Bachman Turner Overdrive is a matter between you and your turntable. But you do need to know where to find those life-and-death grooves. Let Steve Jelbert and his expert panel of record collectors help you get next to the ones you love
Click to follow
The Independent Culture


Pick and click for details


Best dance
The Record Album
Black Market
Fat City
Atlas Records
Rub-A-Dub
Hard to Find


Best one-stop/general
Piccadilly
Selectadisc
Fopp
Jumbo
Beggar's Banquet
Action Records
Replay
Probe
Wood Music
Spillers
JG Windows Ltd


Best specialist
Rough Trade
Ultima Thule
Mr Bongo
Small Fish
Soul Jazz/Sounds of the Universe
Malcolm and Annette Galloway
Minus Zero
Sterns African Record Centre
These Records


The Panel
John Kennedy, XFM DJ, presenter of X-Posure, Mon-Thur 11pm-1am, Sun 10pm-1am. Martin James, managing editor of weekly dance magazine 7, and sometime Independent contributor. Andrew Clarke, classical editor of The Information. Helen McLaughlin, Matador Records. Tim Perry, co-author of Fodor's Rock'n'Roll Traveller series. Roger Beaujolais, jazz vibraphone player and record shop habitué.

NB: Details were checked at the time of going to press, but are liable to change

Comments