Nothing gets us going like a $2 bin out the front of a shop. In addition to the bargain bin of CDs, DVDs and Mozart vinyls, Repressed Records has some of the very best vinyl imports and reissues at the lowest prices (almost always under $30).
The shop is organised chaos, with special filing systems music lovers could spend hours investigating. The new vinyl section, with albums from artists like Sharon Van Etten and Hockey Dad, is neatly alphabetised. The next crate is divided into experimental, metal and punk music, next to the ‘just arrived’ table with throwbacks like a Paul Kelly and the Messengers collection.
You’ll find banging bargains in the decade-spanning R’n’B and hip hop section – that Salt-n-Pepa vinyl is a must have for $10 – and if you feel like dusting off your discman, you can listen to a Fleetwood Mac CD like it’s 1999 for only $8.If you came to a record store not seeking out tunes (odd, but fair), there’s also a library corner of pre-loved reads. Find Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym beside a stack of other Penguin Classics and almost every Agatha Christie novel ever written. Not a reader? They’ve got you covered with the secondhand DVD wall.