Waterloo Records & Video

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Greetings,\r\nTo anyone who doubts that time machines and record stores are mutually exclusive, or in fact may not exist, just, for your own clarification, travel to downtown Austin and go to Waterloo Music. In a nanosecond you can travel seamlessly from 1958 to 2008 (and actually have kind, informed, pleasant travel attendants to guide you on your journey....I've even gotten great suggestions from fellow searchers. Last night I found, on one my numerous trips to this mecca, a MINT copy of Uncle Tupeloe's double album on 180 gm English vinyl...what a treat as I put it all on my Revox reel-to-reel for uninterrupted listening...at those times when changing sides or lp's just isn't the thing to be doing. I not only recommend it, if you do go, it is you misfortune...you will not find another, travel where you might.\r\n\r\noilman

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★★★★★

Greetings,\r\nTo anyone who doubts that time machines and record stores are mutually exclusive, or in fact may not exist, just, for your own clarification, travel to downtown Austin and go to Waterloo Music. In a nanosecond you can travel seamlessly from 1958 to 2008 (and actually have kind, informed, pleasant travel attendants to guide you on your journey....I've even gotten great suggestions from fellow searchers. Last night I found, on one my numerous trips to this mecca, a MINT copy of Uncle Tupeloe's double album on 180 gm English vinyl...what a treat as I put it all on my Revox reel-to-reel for uninterrupted listening...at those times when changing sides or lp's just isn't the thing to be doing. I not only recommend it, if you do go, it is you misfortune...you will not find another, travel where you might.\r\n\r\noilman

Pros: If you want it, it will be there or they will do a Cirque de Soliel act to find it

Cons: On Friday and Saturday afternoons, relax, have a valium and a cold beer, there may be a wait...so what...been to the airport lately?

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Great selection but the prices are not competiive enough for everyday. Great listening booths and a huge international selection of CDs/DVD's. It's a must to see when you visit Austin.

4
★★★★☆

Great selection but the prices are not competiive enough for everyday. Great listening booths and a huge international selection of CDs/DVD's. It's a must to see when you visit Austin.

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As a music junkie I can tell you that if you can't find it anywhere else, you're ALMOST always assured to find it at Waterloo. They have a great selection of a ton of different kinds of music and I LOVE that they don't sort by genre, just alphabetically. In these days of blurred lines between genres it's sometimes hard to tell what section to look in. When it's all listed alphabetically it makes it a lot easier to find what you need. Yay Waterloo!

2
★★★★★

As a music junkie I can tell you that if you can't find it anywhere else, you're ALMOST always assured to find it at Waterloo. They have a great selection of a ton of different kinds of music and I LOVE that they don't sort by genre, just alphabetically. In these days of blurred lines between genres it's sometimes hard to tell what section to look in. When it's all listed alphabetically it makes it a lot easier to find what you need. Yay Waterloo!

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I can't pass through Austin without stopping at Waterloo to get all the albums I can't find at other places.

2
★★★★★

I can't pass through Austin without stopping at Waterloo to get all the albums I can't find at other places.

Pros: great atmosphere, staff, and shows

Cons: usually very crowded

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Though there are a few places closer to me to buy new and used vinyl records, I will still make the trek to Waterloo. They will do special orders and I have personally bought quite a few imported vinyl singles, particularly from the UK. The prices are not spectacular, but since a lot of these records are hard-to-find, it really is to be expected. Parking can be a pain, you may have to park several blocks away and hoof it in.

4
★★★★☆

Though there are a few places closer to me to buy new and used vinyl records, I will still make the trek to Waterloo. They will do special orders and I have personally bought quite a few imported vinyl singles, particularly from the UK. The prices are not spectacular, but since a lot of these records are hard-to-find, it really is to be expected. Parking can be a pain, you may have to park several blocks away and hoof it in.

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This is one of the best places I've come across as far as finding that hard to find album, (yes I said vinyl). It helps knowing it is a locally based business with a helpful staff. Who doesn't like music, right? They do, that's for sure!!! I guess that why they stand out as one of the top notch record stores. Parking is another story, but I can deal with that.

5
★★★★★

This is one of the best places I've come across as far as finding that hard to find album, (yes I said vinyl). It helps knowing it is a locally based business with a helpful staff. Who doesn't like music, right? They do, that's for sure!!! I guess that why they stand out as one of the top notch record stores. Parking is another story, but I can deal with that.

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If you are a music lover, you will simply love this store! They carry many local bands/artists as well as the mainstream ones. They also buy used CD's, DVD's, etc. Many things that are hard to find will be pretty easy to find here. If you can't find it in their store, chances are pretty high they can order it for you.

5
★★★★★

If you are a music lover, you will simply love this store! They carry many local bands/artists as well as the mainstream ones. They also buy used CD's, DVD's, etc. Many things that are hard to find will be pretty easy to find here. If you can't find it in their store, chances are pretty high they can order it for you.

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This is the only place in town I usually go to buy concert/ event tickets. The are conviently located and there usually are not long lines for tickets. They sell cd's and videos there as well, and they support local musicians.

4
★★★★☆

This is the only place in town I usually go to buy concert/ event tickets. The are conviently located and there usually are not long lines for tickets. They sell cd's and videos there as well, and they support local musicians.

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While this really is Austin's music store, with live performances going on all the time and more local music than you'd believe, it's not the place to go if you're looking for a CD you could find somewhere else. The prices are steep and the lines are long.

3
★★★☆☆

While this really is Austin's music store, with live performances going on all the time and more local music than you'd believe, it's not the place to go if you're looking for a CD you could find somewhere else. The prices are steep and the lines are long.

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If there's a local band you've heard in the self-proclaimed music capital of the world, there's a good chance Waterloo carries their CD. Listening stations are available, as well as a decently-sized used CD area.

Prices are sometimes not the strong suit of Waterloo, but they make up for it by carrying artists that you couldn't find at the cheaper retail megacorporations.

The Waterloo Ice House is next door, so it's easy to go have a few drinks with friends and then go to Waterloo Records and spend your weight in money.

One area where Waterloo Records really excels is the atmosphere - the store is always bustling with activity, and there are multiple listening stations (made out of iPods) that have the top-whatever of the minute. Truly a necessary Austin experience.

4
★★★★☆

If there's a local band you've heard in the self-proclaimed music capital of the world, there's a good chance Waterloo carries their CD. Listening stations are available, as well as a decently-sized used CD area.

Prices are sometimes not the strong suit of Waterloo, but they make up for it by carrying artists that you couldn't find at the cheaper retail megacorporations.

The Waterloo Ice House is next door, so it's easy to go have a few drinks with friends and then go to Waterloo Records and spend your weight in money.

One area where Waterloo Records really excels is the atmosphere - the store is always bustling with activity, and there are multiple listening stations (made out of iPods) that have the top-whatever of the minute. Truly a necessary Austin experience.

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This store is an Austin jewel. They carry local Texas music, imported music, folk music, independent artist, local artist, world music, and vinyl. They have a stock of DVDS for sell as well. They do buy CD's, DVD's, and VHS. They sell tickets for local shows as well! Great local business!

4
★★★★☆

This store is an Austin jewel. They carry local Texas music, imported music, folk music, independent artist, local artist, world music, and vinyl. They have a stock of DVDS for sell as well. They do buy CD's, DVD's, and VHS. They sell tickets for local shows as well! Great local business!

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Waterloo Records and Video is a wonderful place to go pick out some music. It is a nice change from the music stores at the mall. They offer lots of hard to find Artist and carry many local muscians music.

4
★★★★☆

Waterloo Records and Video is a wonderful place to go pick out some music. It is a nice change from the music stores at the mall. They offer lots of hard to find Artist and carry many local muscians music.

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I like Waterloo well enough. They have a great selection (very diverse) & a very knowledgable staff. The parking is a bit of a pain, though, and the prices are hit or miss (local picks are cheap but regular inventory isn't cheap).

4
★★★★☆

I like Waterloo well enough. They have a great selection (very diverse) & a very knowledgable staff. The parking is a bit of a pain, though, and the prices are hit or miss (local picks are cheap but regular inventory isn't cheap).

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It's been awhile since I have been in a record store that went without the pretentious feel of the big warehouses in LA but on a recent trip to Austin I found this record store to be just what I was looking for. A great selection, low key sales people that know their stuff, and just a general atmosphere that is comfortable to shop in. I will be back for sure.

2
★★★★☆

It's been awhile since I have been in a record store that went without the pretentious feel of the big warehouses in LA but on a recent trip to Austin I found this record store to be just what I was looking for. A great selection, low key sales people that know their stuff, and just a general atmosphere that is comfortable to shop in. I will be back for sure.

Pros: Great selection, Decent Prices

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This is a great record store, they not only carry popular nationaly known artists but also great local artists. They have a huge selection in all types of music. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I highly recomend that you visit this store for all you music and video needs.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great record store, they not only carry popular nationaly known artists but also great local artists. They have a huge selection in all types of music. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I highly recomend that you visit this store for all you music and video needs.

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I love waterloo because they are a locally owned business and they really support local music. You can find loads of local music at the store which you can't find anywhere else!!

5
★★★★★

I love waterloo because they are a locally owned business and they really support local music. You can find loads of local music at the store which you can't find anywhere else!!

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Waterloo Records is located right next to Waterloo Ice House. They sell local bands which are hard to find in regular chain retail stores. The staff is excellent at helping me pick out music, or to find music that is hard to find/get. They have a very eclectic collection. Plan on spending alot of time in there just looking around and listening to music.

4
★★★★☆

Waterloo Records is located right next to Waterloo Ice House. They sell local bands which are hard to find in regular chain retail stores. The staff is excellent at helping me pick out music, or to find music that is hard to find/get. They have a very eclectic collection. Plan on spending alot of time in there just looking around and listening to music.

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This place is arguably the most popular and well-known record store in town. Granted, the selection is pretty good (there is a sizable vinyl section as well). There is also a reasonably large hiphop section - a genre that has largely been overlooked by the Austin crowd. There are numerous in-store performances and appearances by artists as well. However at the end of the day, it is just a Tower records run by hipsters.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is arguably the most popular and well-known record store in town. Granted, the selection is pretty good (there is a sizable vinyl section as well). There is also a reasonably large hiphop section - a genre that has largely been overlooked by the Austin crowd. There are numerous in-store performances and appearances by artists as well. However at the end of the day, it is just a Tower records run by hipsters.

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Waterloo isn't your typical record store, and this means you pay a premium for ecletic selection and local favorites. That said, it's probably one of the only places you can walk in and say "i saw this dude on 6th last night, i was pretty drunk, he was the opening act and had a song like this "do do dooo doo do" -- and they'll know who you are talking about. Knowledgable staff and cool policies about listening before buying keep this place going. Get your Jessica Simpson at best buy, your Kelly Willis here.

4
★★★★☆

Waterloo isn't your typical record store, and this means you pay a premium for ecletic selection and local favorites. That said, it's probably one of the only places you can walk in and say "i saw this dude on 6th last night, i was pretty drunk, he was the opening act and had a song like this "do do dooo doo do" -- and they'll know who you are talking about. Knowledgable staff and cool policies about listening before buying keep this place going. Get your Jessica Simpson at best buy, your Kelly Willis here.

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Waterloo Records is located right next to Waterloo Ice House on Lamar. They offer local music, and also carry harder to find music and videos. The staff there is very helpful and the music selection is awesome. The prices are great for the cds and dvds too. They are always able to fill my special requests too

4
★★★★☆

Waterloo Records is located right next to Waterloo Ice House on Lamar. They offer local music, and also carry harder to find music and videos. The staff there is very helpful and the music selection is awesome. The prices are great for the cds and dvds too. They are always able to fill my special requests too

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Looking for that certain piece of music, then look no further. Waterloo records will help you find what you are looking for, and if they don't have it they'll do their best to find it for you. The selection is great. And, the best part is that you can listen to the music BEFORE you purchase the CD.

5
★★★★★

Looking for that certain piece of music, then look no further. Waterloo records will help you find what you are looking for, and if they don't have it they'll do their best to find it for you. The selection is great. And, the best part is that you can listen to the music BEFORE you purchase the CD.

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With an impressive new and used vinyl collective (for 2005), this mecca for music hunters caters to a wide variety of tastes. Enjoying an album in one of their soundbooths is one of the last free pleasures.

PROS: Great selection, friendly staff, lots of listening stations
CONS: You might leave with more purchases than you intended!

5
★★★★★

With an impressive new and used vinyl collective (for 2005), this mecca for music hunters caters to a wide variety of tastes. Enjoying an album in one of their soundbooths is one of the last free pleasures.

PROS: Great selection, friendly staff, lots of listening stations
CONS: You might leave with more purchases than you intended!

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Great music selection including local artists. Try to attend an in store. They are great.

2
★★★★★

Great music selection including local artists. Try to attend an in store. They are great.

 

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