6 Cool Chicago Record Shops (Vinyl Isn't Dead!)

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    With streaming music sources like Spotify and Pandora, who even listens to the real radio anymore? Sure, we dig convenience (and customization) just as much as the next person, but there's something to be said for being able to hold on to a tangible source of our tunes — and no, your iPod doesn't count. While CDs and cassette tapes (hello, Debbie Gibson!) may not resurface too often, records have still managed to retain their cool factor. Seriously — what could be more awesome than listening to scratchy old school sounds?

    But you need not go on eBay to scour some old Cat Stevens. In fact, Chicago has plenty of opps for picking up some vinyl fun. And if you don't own a player, you'll find that, too. Ahead, six of our top picks for spinning your afternoon away.

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