You can find great deals at Academy Records, but leave a lot of time in your schedule to browse the sprawling selection of used CDs and vinyl at the West 18th Street store. (The other branch, on East 10th Street, only stocks vinyl.) Of particular interest at this store is the aWall of Bargains,a where everything costs between $1 and $4.
To be honest with you, we can't say that Academy Records & CDs is the best "used" CD store in the city because we don't know how many used CDs Academy really has--and it doesn't know, either. In addition to untold thousands of them, there are countless CDs still in shrink wrap--records, too, both old and new. And DVDs. It's a great place to go for a good (say, Fellini versus Antonioni) argument. But mostly, it's CDs--all genres, all categories, all time periods. Blake and... More »
Maybe it's just a coincidence, but whenever I'm inside ACADEMY RECORDS & CDS, I'm the only female browsing through the bins. Unlike East Village CD haunts, Academy is always full of middle-aged guys looking through the discounted jazz or rock. Just start up a conversation, "Have you heard this?" More »