In the age of the download, no record store in Atlanta has held up with more grace under pressure than CRIMINAL RECORDS. Not only has the store played a key role in organizing the national Record Store Day, it's got the best used vinyl and CD selections and the most overwhelming dollar bin in town. Where else can you shop for the new Honest John's compilation, the new Blank Dogs cassette or the new Best Coast album? The stage in the back of the room is just gravy. Everyone from the late Jay Reatard to the Indigo Girls to Mastodon to KRS-One have played there. And the employees aren't jerks — at least most of the time. 1154-A Euclid Ave. 404-215-9511. www.criminalatl.com.
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