Do yourself a favor and save five bucks per cd by shopping on Amazon. It would be nice to support local business if the proprietor ( old, cranky guy with pony tail) weren't so rude, and the staff weren't so indifferent. But guess what? The owner is rude and the staff... indifferent.
Posted: 4/29/2013 • Link to this review
Warren runs a great shop at Decatur CD -- yes, I know him on a first name basis, but so does anyone who shops there regularly. That's the charm of indie record shops like this, compared to anonymous online purchases or big box retail. The CD selection is excellent and seems to be skewed to the owner's taste for rootsy music -- although he does have a hip hop section too! Also of note is the new vinyl he started stocking in 2006. Check out one of his "in-store" events with free live music and beer and you'll be a convert too.
Posted: 8/27/2008 • Link to this review
This little store is stocked with a huge number of albums from a variety of different genres. Any more titles in stock would probably violate fire codes. Does it have everything? No. It's not a huge mege-store that can run with an equally gigantic overhead. But I found the guy behind the counter to be more than willing to help at any time check for title availability and offer to order it. So, if I can't find it I can go through Amazon or a locally owned and operated shop. Obviously my choice is the local guy. Plus, they often squeeze live performers into their book/DVD section. Check them out!
Posted: 4/10/2008 • Link to this review
Probably a good store if you're primarily looking for new, up-to-the moment, indie releases that you read about in Pitchfork Media. I went in there looking for an OOP Dead Milkmen CD. Their used "section" was two small tables of UNALPHABETIZED CDs, some priced $8, unlike the similarly unorganized $1 bin at Book Nook (where, at least, you're digging for a BARGAIN). I won't be going back.
Posted: 5/17/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review