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Amoeba Music, Los Angeles

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Browse aisle after aisle of some of the biggest music legends at Amoeba Music, a retro-looking store offering new CDs, used CDs, DVDs, Bluerays, cassettes, and LP vinyls. The store is part of a chain, and with 250,000 titles, it remains one of the largest independent music shops in the world. Its retro appeal made it a Hollywood landmark almost instantly, its reputation made by a broad collection of music under one roof, showcased over its shopping floors and jazz room. The stock is ever changing as loyal customers come in to trade old for new, and vice versa. By using our Los Angeles vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Amoeba Music and other attractions in Los Angeles.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Every time we travel to the L.A. area we have to make a stop here! There is something for everyone and tons of rare items. Staff are super friendly and helpful too. This is a music lover's paradise!  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This legendary store only called "Amoeba". Actually the square, which it occupies, NBA Stadium envy. Three floors of infinite series of vinyl, CDs, films, cassettes, posters and diverse merchand make run eyes of any music lover. Here you can find both new and used records and CDs, in addition-shop is open until late (before 23:00), that allows you to delve deeper into the quest for hidden treasures. If you are looking for something rare-be sure to come here even if you don't have a masterpiece in the store (which is unlikely), knowledgeable salespeople will help you enjoy or find at the right people.
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  • August 4, 2017
    One of our traveling buddies wanted to go into this store to hunt down some hard to find music CDs. This place is huge, packed with both new and second hand merchandise related to film and music. If y...  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    There is nothing not to love about Amoeba. From the cool neon frontage to the very vast amount of music and DVD's. The staff are very approachable and informative. The staff we approached seemed to genuinely love their job. Who could blame them? There is a range of new and used music to buy so depending on your budget really. Also, their merchandise and poster selections are on point too. You can pretty much find what you are looking for here. Also, they validate your parking for you.
  • July 1, 2017
    Been coming for over 2 decades and it never fails to amaze me. The selection is huge for music lovers and big variety of movies. Prices are fair, new and used merchandise. Parking sometimes is hard to find, but you can park across the street. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. One of the very last music stores, that actually has an old school feel and carries such a wide range of products. I can spend all day looking at stuff, recommend it to everyone.
  • June 3, 2017
    A place to buy and sell recorded music. They have collectors' items (rare vinyl) and the usual music store accessories. I brought several bankers boxes of vinyl and CDs to sell. I think they gave me a fair price. The decor is crazy colorful and it is just a fun store to browse and hang out. I would return to either buy or sell merchandise.
  • June 26, 2017
    What a fantastic store. Anything music or movie related can be found somewhere in the store if you look hard enough. More than anything it's just a terrific place to people watch and soak up local color.
  • June 26, 2017
    They have a great music selection and the live shows are cool too. I always wonder how they know that I'm actually in the store when I'm parked in their parking lot, but I guess the world is full of mysteries. Also you're gonna see some weirdos here and it's awesome.

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