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Easy Street Records - 28 Reviews - 20 Mercer St, Seattle, WA - Activities Reviews - Phone (206) 691-3279

Easy Street Records

20 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 691-3279
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Easy Street Records is basically music heaven. The staff has always been very polite and eager to help me find whatever I'm looking for. You can find pretty much any album under t...


Please go to another more customer focused record store - these people are jerks. They all think they are too cool and won't help you find the selection you are looking for. The...

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Free in-stores at Easy Street 5/22/2006

In the relatively recent past I have seen great, intimate concerts for free by: Franz Ferdinand Kings of Leon RJD2 at Easy Street on Lower Queen Anne. I have also seen a few bad sets. The beauty is that all of the concerts are free, so if the band is terrible, it is easy to leave because you don't feel like you have to get your money's worth. Highly recommended. more

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Easy Street Records 3/19/2006

I'd heard of this place long before I actually went there. It was described as "the" authentic Seattle record store. I'm not sure what that means, but as far as record stores go, it is a great one. Their collection is extensive, covering all the basics including jazz, hip-hop, country, and world etc. I was able to find what I was looking for and at a decent price. It was a bit confusing initially getting to understand the arrangement of the store, but that was soon overcome. They also sell and have a nice selection of: DVDs, magazines, band t-shirts, and Lps. Easy Street even has a section for used music. You may not find what you wanted used, but I'd say that, in comparison with other used record stores I've visited, the selection is better. This suggests they were sold back by informed music-appreciators who also frequent the store. A good sign in any case. more

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Easy Street Records is cool but not easy. 3/15/2006

Here ye, here ye: Easy Street records is an obvious local favorite for its organic roots and frequent free in store performances. For me, walking in can be a little inundating - their musical expertise is obvious and intimidating. This isn't to say they're pretentious...I simply freeze when faced with so many options and possible directions to explore and I can never seem to rise to the challenge. God forbid I look like I don't have a million brilliant artists in mind, so I overreact and head straight to one or two vital artists and make a panic purchase. I eventually decreased my visits because my budget won't allow yet another Heart CD I didn't really need. This elaborate, idiotic, yet unavoidable process is no fault of Easy Street's. Their selection and presentation is top notch in addition to employing a helpful and nice staff (from what I can tell…I generally avoid them so that I don’t accidentally announce the fact that I really want the 3 CD Genesis collection). It's not their fault I have unreasonable anxiety when it comes to keeping my cool around musically knowledgeable people. more

great selection 12/31/2005

dude this place is the place to go for the newest cds and hard to find releases. Offers a huge variety of music and a helpful, friendly staff. I've yet to have anything bad to say about easy street. Also very knowledgeable staff about music compared to the less musically inclined at major stores such as best buy. more

Wide selection 12/14/2005

Easy Street Records has a wide selection and isn't afraid to share it. This store is, of course mostly about rock music. But they do sell classical music as well as an okay selection of world music. There are many listening stations throughout the store. Customer service is good and the overall atmosphere of the store and website shows how much these people care about good music. Easy Street often has free in store performances and a frequent buyers card is available. more

Music Store of the Gods 12/11/2005

This place is one of my favorite places to shop for music. they have so many cds and vinyl that it is amazing. The thing that makes this place stand out is the instore concerts that they have. They invite a band to play in their store itself on a small stage. They also have a cafe for breakfast and coffee in one of their stores. Great ambieance fun place to be! more

Staff knows about the music buzz 12/9/2005

The people who work at Easy Street know the latest in music and about events that have already and will take place here in Seattle. They have a lot of listening stations, and the staff can give you suggestions on what artist you might like based on your listening preferences. There is a lot of older rock and alternative here. more

Classic Store 12/9/2005

Looking for something you can't find? This is the place as people trade and sell their used records and tapes here. I go here once every few weeks to see if they have some classics that end up in the used section. You could get lucky sometimes. Anyway, a great store locate in lower Queen Anne. THey have decent prices and the staff is very nice. more

Great place to find used CD's 10/28/2005

Easy Street records in Queen Anne is my favorite place to buy used music. They have such a large selection and get tons of used music every day. New releases are always cheaper than other stores. I also shop at Sonic boom, but Easy Street is my favorite place for used stuff! more

Awesome local record shop 9/6/2005

This place has terrific selection of music, local and otherwise. You can always find what you're looking for, plus lots of great advice from shop employees. This is the kind of record store you don't need to be intimidated to go into. They offer a broad range of styles and the shop in West Seattle has a great little cafe connected! more

Easy Street Records 8/31/2005

If you're still buying CDs in person, I urge you to check out Easy Street Records. They have a great selection - just like any record store giant - but they are a local shop. It's a great place to find used CDs (or tapes), and they even have a decent supply of vinyl in the store. I go there and browse the used CDs about once a week and have found gems for less than $5 per CD. more

Music to my ears 8/21/2005

Easy Street Records (two locations - Queen Anne and West Seattle) has an enormous selection. The Queen Anne store has a warehouse vibe, and after enough visits, the organization scheme will make sense (new CDs on the left, used CDs on the right, and specialty sections in the middle). Their selection of used CDs is gigantic, and the breadth of their collection is impressive. Their prices on new CDs are great, and they seem to keep the sale stickers on for a long time. My favorite part is their frequent buyers club - buy about 15 CDs and you'll get one free. The only drawback is the staff-- some of them are so passionate about their tastes that it feels like the customer is perhaps buying the "wrong" CD. more

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Record Stores are back! 8/20/2005

Need that rare recording of Pete Fountain to mix with Camper van Beethoven? Don't even bother buying the album - chances are they're both performing in the store sometime soon. If there were awards in the category of "Best Supporting Record Store", Easy Street would be sweeping the statues for best vinyl selection, best used department, best sales, and can-do sales staff. more

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Big Music Store 8/20/2005

Easy Street has a large selection of artists. From Kylie Minogue to Kraftwerk, you can find a little bit of everything here. If you're looking for a more obscure album, they really can help you find it - it may even be in stock. Occasional live performances take place in the back of the store. The staff is helpful and not snotty, which is a problem in other local stores sometimes. Free parking on the east side of the store. more

Keep Your Independents Alive! 8/18/2005

Easy Street is a record store the way they used to be. Good selection, both new and used, still carries vinyl, and you want to hang out there and see what's new. They also carry DVD's and other media, new and used. They also host very cool visiting artists. Last year, when Patti Smith hit the west coast for a few gigs, she stopped by Easy Street for a great q&a with the fans. I don't know what higher recommendation to give, than to say this is the one record store in Seattle Patti Smith chose to hang out. (She was hilarious and irreverent in person, I might add). more

Easy Street 8/18/2005

Each of Easy Street’s two locations takes up substantially more space than other indie music stores. It’s pretty typical of Seattle—decent prices, knowledgeable salespeople who might be too cool to talk to you, you know how it goes. One definite bonus: there’s a café in the West Seattle location, so can eat after you shop. more

Great place to browse and discover new music 8/18/2005

Easy Street is a great place to spend some time (and money) discovering new music. The store is nicely organized, and listening stations throughout the store spotlight new artists. You can pick up the latest mainstream CD here, but the catalog runs a lot deeper, and I really like that they merchandise indie artists with the same prominence as the mainstream pap. They have a smaller selection of used CDs too, and if you are willing to hunt, you can often pick up a real bargain. more

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A little bit of night music 8/17/2005

All music stores should stay open until at least midnight. In other countries, other cities this is true. Since Easy Street has such a great selection of music I'll let it slide. Easy Street also has a great listening station that mirrors what must be the Easy Street motto-Great eclectic music selection all the time. The areas where they are somewhat deficient include classical music. But I realize it would be asking too much for Easy Street to also maintain a great classical section. The prices are a little higher than what I like to pay but Easy Street tries to make up for it with their frequent buyer card. They also have a good website and great in house live music. Thank you Easy Street for serving us so well. more

Support Your Independant Record Store 8/14/2005

I know most people just download their music from Bearshare et al these days most of the time. I understand why. Most albums pushed upon us suck and at most have only a couple of good songs. But places like Easy Street can introduce to acts you don't hear on the radio or see on MTV. They even bring these bands in for some truly awesome shows! It's not their fault you only like two songs on Britney's newest album. You shouldn't listen to such blase crap anyway. Go here and expand your horizons. more

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Locally owned and fabulous! 7/19/2005

What can you say about an independent and locally owned record store that keeps its prices low and has a frequent buyers card? Buy 15 CDs (new or used) and get one free! What's not to love? And the staff is super friendly and so very judging here. And to top it off they have very frequent and free in-store performances. So cool. Small stage in the back of the store and a group of smiling, happy people in front. You can easily lose a few hours of your life in here...wandering the aisles and talking to the staff. Enjoy. more
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  • The Scene
    For Seattle music lovers, it doesn't get much sweeter than this. Easy Street occupies a substantial retail space and uses it well. Despite the cute street signs pointing to the...

  • 8/14/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Magnolia - Queen Anne, Magnolia / Queen Anne, Lower Queen Anne