Sonic Boom Records in Fremont is a longstanding "hot spot" for new and used cds, plus dvds, as well as new and used vinyl. Employee courtesy is ok. Employee knowledge is ok. What you'll get here is ATTITUDE. This is the cool place to shop for records in Seattle and they know it. Prices are fair, selection is fair. Really, nothing special. Still - a better alternative than practically anything else in town. For an independent record store, Sonic Boom is doing pretty good - even after all these years. They do a wide variety of releases from indie and major label artists; also - if you can't find what you need one of their other stores in town may have it in stock (saving you the hassle of making a special order). Still, for my money, I'd rather shop up the street at Jive Time Records or if I have the time at Easy Street in West Seattle.