About Lagniappe Records
Local Record Store in Lafayette, LA
Hours of OperationMonday: Closed
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Reviews of Lagniappe Records in Lafayette, LA
- 192 Reviews
Great selection with great staff.Super great vibes and you can try before you buy.They also offer vinyl accessories and other fun listening tools.You can ask for recommendations about particular genres or feelings or aesthetics and they have bountiful knowledge to help you find what you're looking for.A++
Lagniappe Records is a fine used/new record store in downtown Lafayette. It's clean and spacious, with high ceilings and plenty of cool records on the walls. The guy who runs the place is friendly and smart, and he takes the time to thoroughly clean used LPs, which, to me, is a huge plus. Besides LPs, there's a 45/7" section, a used CD area, and a nook with new turntables and wireless speakers for sale. Arrangement is fairly standard for a place like this: Pop/Rock takes up the bulk of the store, and in there you'll find all the usual used and remastered/repressed vinyl you'd expect: AC/DC, Beatles, Bowie, Dylan, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, The Police, Santana, Neil Young, ZZ Top, and way way more. Jazz is reasonably well-represented; and though the highly desirable Blue Note and Impulse! original presses can't be found here (where can they?), the owner has the good sense to order choice repressings from the Tone Poet series, Real Gone Music's Black Jazz Records reissues, and the always in-demand key John and Alice Coltrane records. There's a small R&B/Soul/Funk section, some Rap/Hip-Hop, a healthy dose of the best-known Country & Western stars' records (Willie, Waylon, Merle, etc.), and a small but respectable Heavy Metal area (I noticed a couple of original, early Iron Maiden records). As with the owner's keen choices for Jazz reissues, the off-the-beaten-path smattering of Punk, and the intriguing and somewhat obscure Reggae (i.e. Not Bob Marley) choices are all reissues worth investigating. I snagged a repress of a Dum Dum Boys LP (a Punk band from the Australian/New Zealand late 70s/early 80s scene - you don't see that in most record stores!). I also grabbed: a pristine, '74 original press of Miles Davis' double-LP Big Fun; a near-perfect, '67 gold label, "monophonic" original of Grateful Dead's debut record; a near perfect '77 second press of the Runaways debut LP (you never see Runaways records); and a Real Gone/Black Jazz press of a '71 Walter Bishop Jr. Re release. The one caveat I'd point out to potential visitors to Lagniappe Records: prices for some of the more collectable/hard-to-find records were priced slightly ($5-$10+) higher than a copy you might be able to find on eBay or perhaps another brick-and-mortar store. That being said, for me, the condition of the records, the good overall vibe of Lagniappe, and the knowledge I'm supporting a local guy who's been in this game for years and deserves my cash, made the "total with tax" nothing to complain about. Visit! Buy! Enjoy!
Amazing little record shop with friendly staff and a cool atmosphere! Nice selection of new and used vinyl!
Sick as hell, cassette, vinyl, cd, bought some marty robbins from there gave me a free patch for my jacket i think i love them
First time visiting today. Highly impressed with the selection, organization, and amazingly knowledgeable and helpful staff. One of the not the best record store experiences in Louisiana. Rare gems and amazing sized genre selection, as well as other formats such as cassettes. Just incredible.