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Sonic Groove

SONIC GROOVE is the neatest, cleanest record store in all of New York, which makes it, ironically, impossibly hard to shop at. While new releases are displayed in an array across the wall, the back stock and slightly older releases are vertically filed underneath the bins—ask a staff member for what you're looking for, and they'll make like your high school librarian and magically pull said record from an anonymous-looking section. They do break it up by genre, label, and artist, but pulling out records and sliding the unwanted back in would only create a mess—and we wouldn't want to upset the obsessive-compulsive person that must have organized the store.


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