Shopping for Records and Clothes Around Atlanta #A3C2013

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Because I didn’t think I’d get to otherwise, I spent the better part of Thursday during the day going around to some of my favorite stores and shops in Atlanta, like Decatur CD, Criminal Records, Wax-N-Facts and Wish ATL, and discovered some new spots, like Stadium (a hip-hop clothing boutique), Beatlab (a record store for DJ’s) and Atlast Clothing (a new hip-hop line and shop). All in all, it was an enjoyable day before I headed down to the Melia for A3C events and activities.

Decatur CD: What A Record Store Should Be

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For years I somehow missed @DecaturCD. I thought of it as an indie rock store, and I wasn’t wrong, but I was wrong. They have a great selection of indie rock, but that’s only the beginning. Add to that the best selection of jazz discs in Atlanta, and decent sections for soul, blues, Louisiana music, folk and reggae. Then imagine a decent selection of vinyl. Fans of the super-cool reissue label Numero will be pleased to find a complete stock of Numero releases in a special section in the store. Of course if you don’t live in Atlanta or get there frequently, you may feel disappointed, but don’t, because Decatur CD cheerfully accepts orders over the phone, and ships anywhere in the world. This is truthfully one of the best record stores in the South, if not the whole country. Visit them at, on Facebook at or on Twitter at