Music Guide - CDs, Tapes & Vinyl
In addition to the specialty stores described below, big-box
department and/or electronic stores including Best Buy
(Crossgates Mall), Circuit City (Crossgates Commons),
Target (Northway Mall) and Wal-Mart (various
locations) have music sections and often offer first-week
discounts on major releases.
Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-8183; 3029 State Route 50, Saratoga
Springs, 583-7717. The massive bookstore also has a music
section that covers a wide range of styles.
Note Record Shop
Central Ave., Albany, 462-0221. Although Blue Note’s on-hand
stock is about 75 percent vinyl—the store’s specialty is old
45s—it also stocks cassettes and CDs. The store also does
a big mail-order business.
Books & Music
Wolf Road, Colonie, 482-5816; 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
583-1200. Offering the area’s largest stock of CDs in all
the mainstream genres, the store also has a credible import
section and a music-friendly atmosphere. Plus, you can hear
it before you buy it.
Records and Accessories
Central Ave., Albany, 426-0056. Carries CDs, vinyl and cassettes,
specializing in reggae; also sells beepers, telephones and
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-9452. In addition to musical
instruments, the store carries more than 2,500 Celtic-music
titles on CD.
Plaza, Albany, 438-3003; Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park,
383-3644; Delaware Plaza, Delmar, 439-2449; Latham Farms,
Latham, 783-7372; 446 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-7088.
CDs, videos and DVDs galore.
Mall, Guilderland, 452-0338. Buys and sells new and used CDs,
cassettes, DVDs and video games, including imports.
Center, 437-0727; Crossgates Mall, 464-0199; Latham Circle
Mall, Latham 785-3651; Clifton Country Mall, Clifton Park,
371-5599; Rotterdam Square Mall, Schenectady, 374-1360. Trans
World Entertainment’s biggest area stores are heavily stocked
with current CDs, videos, DVDs and games; the Colonie Center
location also has a large video arcade.
S. Pearl St., Albany, 432-0313. New and used jazz, rap, R&B
Madison Ave., Albany, 463-4972. Albany’s “Home of Dollar Music.”
Buys and sells new and used records, cassettes and CDs. And
it’s a tailor, too!
Quail St., Albany, 432-7736; 437 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
226-0811. Choose from a wide array of rare records (both new
and used), CDs, tapes, concert recordings and one of the area’s
best selections of music-related videos.
New Loudon Road, Latham, 783-8067. Store buys and sells used
CDs, vinyl, tapes and videos; also offers concert recordings,
specializing in jam bands.
Central Ave., Albany, 436-4581. The local fave in dance music
and alternative, with a specialty in 12-inch vinyl, CDs and
Broad St., Glens Falls, 798-2040. Unique store specializing
in recycling CDs, videos, DVDs and games. Most music genres