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Best Record Store

Waterloo Records

Waterloo wasn't around when Austin was called Waterloo, but this perennial "BOA" Best Record Store winner has been a staple of music fans searching for Tex-o-centric recordings for the past 19 years. CDs are filed alphabetically, so don't be surprised to find Frank Sinatra side-by-side with the indie band of the week: This place doesn't segregate. Their top-50 list occasionally finds its way into Rolling Stone, and their in-store record release parties are popular with natives.

Waterloo Records
600-A N. Lamar, 512/474-2500
www.waterloorecords.com

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