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Brighton Record Shops to check out on Record Store Day

Renowned for its music scene, Brighton boasts a wide range of vinyl record shops, making it a haven for music lovers, and the perfect place to be on Record Store Day, which takes place on Saturday 16th April 2022. Whether you’re a local Brightonian or just visiting for a few days, you’re guaranteed to enjoy trawling the second-hand record shops in Brighton for pre-loved treasures. 


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Rarekind Records

If you’re in Brighton and looking for vinyl record shops, you can’t go wrong with Rarekind Records. An independent store with a vast collection of genres, they stock both new and second-hand vinyl records, along with CDs and merchandise. Whether you favour electronic music, drum and bass or prefer softer sounds like smooth jazz and soul, you’re guaranteed to find a record to suit your tastes. 

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Resident Music

Another of the independent Brighton record shops, Resident Music promises to be an “unpretentious place of warmth, chat, humility, laughter and discovery.” Located in the heart of North Laine, the store stocks a large number of vinyl records and CDs. A must for anyone in Brighton who appreciates classic record shops.

The Record Album

The oldest record store in Brighton, The Record Album has been running since 1948 and is known as “The record shop for connoisseurs”. The store sells and buys used vinyl records from a variety of genres and also specialises in film soundtracks, cinema and theatre music. Having recently acquired original copies of The Beatles’ Please Please Me and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, The Record Album has some of the best offerings of all the vintage record shops in Brighton. 

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Mr Bongo 

Mr Bongo began as a record label, record store, film label and DJ in London, in 1989, before relocating to Brighton in 1999. The brand built a solid reputation outside the UK, producing music for the film industry as well as for advertising companies, TV networks and brands across the globe. Their Brighton store buys and resells vinyl, along with CDs and art house films on DVD. A trip to Mr Bongo should be on the to-do list of anyone interested in second-hand record shops in Brighton. 
If you’re keen to add to your vinyl collection and explore some of the top record stores in the UK, why not book a ticket to Brighton with Southern now

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