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Rotate This

Posted by Staff / Posted on October 11, 2010

Rotate ThisRotate This is Toronto's indie record store archetype (the vinyl copy of the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack on the wall is almost too obvious). They carried vinyl long before vinyl's unexpected comeback, back in the days when used record shops were the clearinghouse for the churn passing through aging hipsters' and rock critics' personal collections. The selection is eclectic - lots of jazz and blues, African funk and punk of every era, but it's also the place to go for the vinyl version of the latest by The Walkmen or The Vaselines.



joseph / November 6, 2010 at 06:58 pm
Looking for the record by Erkyn Korey "Bir Eylul Askami"
Record by Melody number 2194.
Let me know if you have itr.
Thank you
Rob / February 18, 2011 at 12:01 am
hands down the best record shop in Toronto! always a weekly stop.
josh / February 26, 2011 at 05:56 pm
Criminal is without a doubt the worst record store in the city with the worst selection of records.
Chris / July 12, 2011 at 05:32 pm
I absolutely agree with Josh. The guy Brian is utterly rude and I frankly would not miss his store closing down. He was utterly rude, stuck up and unhelpful. Maybe it helps him sleep at night, but in the end its just another store with a jerk.
Britney / July 21, 2011 at 01:05 pm
Where is this store exactly?
justin / September 16, 2011 at 02:08 pm
i really miss songbird music that used to be here, best used musical instrument store in toronto hands down.
advance cash staten island ny / February 2, 2012 at 04:03 pm
if you want, I'll write you articles. Copywriter looking for work
lucas / July 18, 2012 at 11:58 pm
looking for the doors weird scenes inside the goldmine double lp, let me know, thanks
Owen / August 30, 2012 at 08:10 pm
Went here for the first time today and LOVED IT! Good prices, All the records I could ever want, and Got an original 1979 London Calling! Highly recommend! Came back an hour ago and can't wait too go back!
Jenny / February 4, 2013 at 03:47 pm
I'm looking for Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. If it's at this store let me know, thanks
Kyle replying to a comment from Jenny / June 9, 2013 at 04:13 pm
I don't know if you have already been to rotate this but they do have a copy for one of the best prices i have seen in any record shop
jay / November 6, 2013 at 05:01 am
Looking for random stuff.. Siouxsie and the Banshee's, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Joy Division, Christian Death, Front 242, Necromantix, Misfits, and Black Flag. I have over 300 blues, jazz, and rock including every Pink Floyd(except Umma Gumma) and every Beatles album
David / April 26, 2014 at 11:27 am
Good indie roots. Cant say as an older buyer I've often felt it to be a warm and welcoming place on the whole. Location makes for bit of a downtown. trip too, but worth checking out.
James / October 3, 2014 at 10:24 am
Love the place for access to fun times.

Haven't been in a while due to life.

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