Shopping >Rebel Rebel Records
319 Bleecker St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.733078 -74.004007
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
hot tramp. I love you so. – Rebel Rebel is the last of a dying breed. The independently owned and operated record store, manned by an expert collector and lover of music. Amazing selection of CDs and vinyl, with special attention paid to new and upcoming artists. The only place in New York to still grab a hot import vinyl 12" or CD single of the latest Brit hits. It may be small and cluttered, but it's a hot mess. You might be overwhelmed when you walk in, but take a few minutes to acclimate yourself. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Don't be afraid to ask for something you don't see.
Where anglophiles, beat-fiends and other eclectic folks strike record-shopping gold. – The Scene
Fans of the Bowie song that is this store's namesake should find Rebel Rebel a shopping dream. The cluttered, narrow room is well-stocked with Brit-rock, from vinyl copies of Bowie's catalogue to the Verve's "A Northern Soul." The proprietors are as beat-friendly as they are Anglophilic, though, making RR a destination for truly eclectic music consumers of the 20- and 30-something variety. The personable clerks will gladly steer you toward something new (stickered CD cases helpfully boast "brilliant new Scottish post-rock," etc.), or something old (the walls are lined with way-back issues of Q and Mixmag.
Loads of CDs (the boxes and boxes of used discs can be a goldmine) are located up front, and a treasure trove of new vinyl (from Daft Punk to Mercury Rev) lines the left side of the store. A small selection of music-related books hangs from the front, right wall in plastic bags, and there's a tiny-but-enviable selection of box sets.
Good for browsing – A real treasure trove of cds and vinyl- staff are very knowledable and friendly. Worth a rummage!
UK Import Central – Main reason to go here is for the Brit imports. They have the whole range, from new dance music to indie. Owner is very helpful about getting stuff in.
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