Despite being able to download virtually anything off the internet these days, Off the Record still is alive and kicking. I'm glad the store relocated to North Park, but irritated they chose a small unit to park in. In Hillcrest the store was huge and had a vast collection of indie, local music and different genres of music on vinyl. There are a lot of great finds here, but get that there must not be enough space for them all here. The location itself just feels and looks like a ghost town. The move itself has upped the prices and lost the soul of the place. But what they do have on the floor is a pretty decent selection. The staff isn't as friendly as it was in Hillcrest. Did moving to North Park put everyone's panties in a bunch? Surprising because North Park is a great place. If OTR took over the store next door, that would be much much better. They would have enough room to do more than just sell cds and vinyl. They would have room to be a venue as well. Small records nowadays have to work harder at promoting music in general while modernizing itself enough to become a nice compliment to the digital world of ringtones, downloads and Napster. It's sad this location doesn't even give that opportunity. OTR has become so very depressing. Music should be happy and fun and something that inspires you, what happened here?
Posted: 9/04/2008 • Last edited: 9/05/2008 • Link to this review
i always enjoy coming into this store for music purchases. the people are always nice and friendly and they have such a wide selection of local music to choose from. they really know their stuff.
Posted: 11/11/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review