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Vertical House Records
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Not sure why the other reviewer only gave VH three stars. That's an "average" rating, and I think VH definitely surpasses that designation. The selection is huge, and one great thing about VH is that they take consignment LPs as well. Consigners set their own prices, and because of that, I got Suicide's second record, still in the shrink, for $5, and an original Patti Smith Horses (white letters), also in the shrink, for $8. Because the selection is so huge, it isn't as well curated as it could be…but who cares? If you're willing to dig, you can pull some absolutely stellar finds. I'm not into 12" singles, but there's a big area in the back with scads of 12"s, most cheap, that looks like it could be a DJ's wet dream. Aside from that, the staff is super friendly and books live shows in a town that is virtually devoid of live music. I'm a transplant from Chicago, where we have myriad record stores, some literally world famous, and I feel Vertical House is definitely above average. If you're coming through and are into vinyl, check it out…but make sure you have adequate time to really peruse the stacks.

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

The Valley Planet survey rated Vertical House Records 1st "Best Place to Buy Music for Listening." I guess it is the best place in Huntsville if you're into vinyl records, new or used, as this is their specialty. Anyway, they're the kind of friendly folk who greet you when you come to the store. This is their new, bigger store at Lowe Mill. (It's down the dock, turning right just before the bathrooms.) The store opens at noon, Wednesday thru Saturday. I'm not sure it's air conditioned, so in the summer you might want to get there right at noon before it gets too hot. Sometimes they invite bands to come play on the dock, and they sometimes give away stuff. Talk to them if you want to convert your favorite old vinyl LPs to MP3.

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