About The Archive Records
Local Record Store in Ellicott City, MD
Hours of OperationMonday: Closed
Tuesday: 1: - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 1: - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 1: - 8:00 PM
Friday: 1: - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 1: - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 1: - 6:00 PM
Reviews of The Archive Records in Ellicott City, MD
- 71 Reviews
The owner is really friendly and helpful. Good selection. Great prices. He even went the extra mile to give me some packing materials when I asked him about how to safely ship the records to my brother!
I was going to give it two stars but I feel a need to support local record stores. This is a small store with a small selection however that selection is very well curated in my opinion. There's also cool vintage audio gear and a pretty good record store vibe. The reason I'm giving it three stars is because a good chunk of the selection is not priced and if you want to buy it the clerk has to send photos of the records to the owner to get prices I waited around for probably 20 minutes and then gave up. If they could fix the pricing system and add some more inventory this would be a top notch spot. Still worth checking out!
Do not go to this record store, if you do, then you’ll find gems, buy them and take them home depriving me of finding them buying them and taking them home. All kidding aside, best collection around, I hate having to go through a million undesirable records like at other stores and coming up empty , this place cuts the wheat from the chaff. A few examples of my scores from this place. First edition pink flag-wire, an unopened anodyne-uncle Tupelo, illmatic-Nas first edition, Sunday at the village vanguard-bill evans. Police in helicopter-John holt. So alt/rap/jazz/reggae in those examples, I could go on. Small and well curated.
A cute little record store with a lot of personality. My wife was able to purchase a few rare finds. The only odd thing was that not every vinyl was priced and required the clerk to text the manager.
NEW FAVORITE RECORD STORE!!My wife and I stopped in yesterday and had such a great time hanging out with the owner talking about music while looking through a great collection of records. His passion for records (and music) was infectious. Best of all, unlike other record stores, I didn't find myself leafing through 25 (or more) records before I found one that I knew and liked. The selections were great and the aforementioned friendly vibe just made me want to hang out there all afternoon. Can't wait to go back!