About Paramount Record Shop
Local Record Store in Watertown, WI
Hours of OperationMonday: Closed
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Reviews of Paramount Record Shop in Watertown, WI
- 29 Reviews
Went there a week or so ago with my partner. The man at the front first looked at us like we shouldn't be there. Right off the bat very uncomfortable being in there. We continued to look around. I could still feel him watching us. We were back by the guitars on the wall and partner just put their hand up to look a little closer when all the sudden you hear the man at the front yelling not to touch. Okay I understand but maybe have a sign posted or no yell and embarrass not only us but himself. What kind of music store doesn't let you try the products. We were there to spend money good money. He lost a sale. I will never be back and would NOT recommend.
I don't live in the area but after checking this spot out earlier in the year, I knew I'd be back. I was passing through again today and made sure to stop. I was not disappointed. the quality and selection is great. The records are very well organized and there is a fine mix of best sellers as well as lesser known gems. Both times I've been in, I was able to find a number of deep cuts from artists with large back catalogs... the well known records were there too but with plenty of more niche stuff sprinkled in. And the collection of jazz and blues is incredible. I'm not hugely knowledgeable in those genres but from what I can tell, the selection is broad and deep from a number of eras. Anyway, if you're in the area, you should definitely stop in, the prices are decent and you'll probably find something nice to take home and listen to!
Nice shop, clean and well curated. Best in the area for sure. Beautiful display of guitars adds an inviting ambiance for musicians.
Vinyl is back. Kenn and Mare have a great shop. If you want it. They have it. I've known Kenn for years and this is his passion. Thirty years ago he turned me onto vinyl and I haven't looked back since. Definitely visit this place. Look at the guitars while you're there.
Very good selection of used albums all in excellent condition. Many great pressings of new albums. Most albums are rock and roll but the jazz and blues sections are large as well. The owner is a cool guy and very knowledgeable.