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The Vinyl Tourist Visits
Albuquerque, New Mexico

We really enjoyed our visit to New Mexico, especially Albuquerque and Santa Fe, in the southwestern United States. It is a unique locale rich in culture and cuisine. Wish we could afford a hacienda in downtown Santa Fe.

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  1. Charley's 33s & CDs
    7602 Menaul Blvd. NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (505) 296-3685


    Charley's probably has the largest stock of used LPs and CDs in the state. However, the main reason to visit is the strong selection of new, import, and indie label records, as well as 45 rpm singles, all at reasonable prices.

  2. We Buy Music
    107 Harvard Drive SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 256-2524

    One of the only places in Albuquerque that has a respectable jazz selection and the collector with two or three hours to spend may be able to unearth a some real bargains. There are also racks of $2 (and under) LPs in the back, but the price generally reflects their condition.

  3. Nob Hill Music
    3419 Central NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 266-4200

    Nob Hill Records

    A relatively new store, their site says, "We carry 45's, 33-1/3 LP's, cassettes, and some CD's. Our particular strengths are Jazz and Rock, but our collection covers all styles; world, soul, funk, hip hop, house, disco, reggae, blues, folk, country, vocal, soundtracks, and classical."

  4. Krazy Kat Records, Tapes & CD's
    9012-A Central Ave. SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87123
    (505) 294-5644

    Krazy Kat

    Krazy Kat is a typical used record store with an average selection that I wish I could get more excited about. The stock and prices are reasonable, but the store suffers from being somewhat disorganized. There are lots of 45's and 8-track tapes here, too. And you can go next door to the electronic surplus warehouse for a used 8-track player.

Last Update: May 2012

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