Feel the Beat at These Dallas County Record Stores

A woman listening to music at one of the favorite Dallas County record stores.

Did you know that early iterations of record players existed as far back as the 19th century? In fact, the first record player available to the masses premiered in 1895 and remained popular until the rise of the radio. Today, these players are making a comeback, with major artists releasing their newest albums as LP (“long-playing”) records. If you’re looking for your favorite beats, visit these Dallas County record stores today.

Forever Young Records 

With 11,000 square feet in area and over 250,000 items, Forever Young is the largest music store in Texas. It opened to the public in 1984 and is one of the last remaining independent record stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

You’ll find everything from the latest releases to the rarest vinyl records here. Visitors often browse for hours and report finding original music memorabilia from the 1950s and 1960s. 

Spinster Records 

David Grover wanted to create a casual setting where people could exchange ideas and share their passion for music. So, he founded Spinster Records in 2015 after watching the evolution of the music industry for thirty years. Today, the store represents an intriguing combination of avant-garde creativity and vinyl record culture.

Nestled in the North Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, the store is undoubtedly a haven for music lovers. It offers vintage vinyl records, turntables, and one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else. Need a recommendation for your next vinyl record party? Ask Kate Siamro, Raven Stucky, or Aileen Herrera at the store. They’ll get you sorted out.

For added fun, Spinster Records also hosts book signings, in-store performances, and music industry panels every week.

Good Records 

According to Good Records, “every day is Record Store Day.” It’s also one of the most popular music stores in the Metroplex, offering a carefully curated selection of vinyl records. Visitors will find both old and new albums here, along with hats, T-shirts, and other music paraphernalia. Before you leave the store, don’t forget to sign up for the Birthday Club to receive 20% off on your special day.

All in all, these Dallas County record stores offer plenty of value for music enthusiasts. If you’d like to live near these stores, consider a move to Marquette at Preston Park. For more information about life in the Plano area or to schedule a tour of our grounds, contact us today.

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