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Sonic Boom Records - 11 Reviews - 2209 NW Market St, Seattle, WA - Music Stores Reviews - Phone (206) 297-2666

Sonic Boom Records

2209 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 297-2666
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Sonic Boom Records - Seattle, WA
Sonic Boom Records - Seattle, WA


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Sonic Boom in Ballard is excellently located, near Archie McPhee, Cupcake Royale, the Majestic Bay, and many good restaurants and bars. They have a great selection of CDs at reaso...


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Independent store, good prices, good selection, good sales 3/5/2006

Sonic Boom in Ballard is excellently located, near Archie McPhee, Cupcake Royale, the Majestic Bay, and many good restaurants and bars. They have a great selection of CDs at reasonable prices - I got the latest Sleater-Kinney there last year for $10.99. Occasionally they have amazing sales too. You can also come to Sonic Boom for vinyl, band posters, fliers for shows, and music publications. more

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The expected, the unexpected, and old friends too 1/4/2006

I love Sonic Boom. A favorite Sunday of mine is a quick browse through the Freemont Sunday market followed up with a spree at Sonic Boom and topped off with another spree at the magazine store (Freemont News) next door. After that, I go home and listen to my new CDs and read magazines. Heaven. Sonic Boom is great because they always seem to have something old that I used to listen to but don't have a copy of, something new that I've been meaning to pick up, and something cool I'll discover on a listening station. I'm not the hippest person or biggest music geek, but I am very sure of my own tastes and Sonic Boom always seems to have plenty that I want to buy. more

Music Junkie Heaven 12/10/2005

This place has so many cds you would just blow your mind imagining what they had. They have an indepth computer system that allows you search for any cd any make and any song ever made. I love buying my cds here because they have a fairly large selection and i can find something that i want instantly and i wont have to stress out and drive to somewhere else. more

Low key, very nice 12/9/2005

Great record store for people who love music. They have a lot of artist and even the underground music that I listen to. I find all my cd's here as they carry any thing from rap to country. THe cd's are fairly priced and you won't find anything out of the ordinary, like $16 for a cd. I would give this a place a visit because it's an awesome store with a great atmosphere. more

Best Selection of Local Music 8/21/2005

When I first entered Sonic Boom I was very impressed. They had a huge selection and variety of cd's that would satisfy any music fanatic. Not only that it's for a reasonable price. Most cd's are around the price of 11 dollars which is a bargain compared to almost all chain stores in the U.S. I would reccomend this store to anyone who was in need of the cd that they wanted. more

Buy locally… 8/21/2005

Sonic Boom Records (three locations in Seattle, plus a vinyl store) is a fantastic place to purchase compact discs. Knowing that I am buying from local musicians is a huge plus, and their selection is fantastic. Their prices, especially on sale items, are great, and they are always wiling to special order items, and their employees are gracious about the special orders (i.e. they don't act 'put out'). Service with a smile! more

cool store 8/21/2005

Sonic Boom is a sweet cd store. They have good prices, good selection, and lots of good in-store performances. They have three locations now due to their growing popularity. The best locally owned cd store in Seattle and one of the best anywhere. This is a perfect example of why locally owned cd stores are almost always better than chains. more

Great local scene 8/19/2005

Local music is featured in this store, which makes it a great place for Seattle-ites. Has a decent used music section. There are really good in-store events, especially with local bands. You can get tickets through Ticketmaster or TicketsWest here. It's one of the better Sonic Boom locations in Seattle. Since it's a small store, you can tell the the music is carefully choosen. more

Great trade value - Excellent Selection 8/18/2005

I love this store for a number of reasons. One, the staff here is extremely helpful and knows a ton about local and national music. Two, the trade in value for cd's is amazing. I take used music here fairly regularly, and the amount I receive back is always more than expected. Three, the selection of music is great. You find a ton of stuff here that you can't even get online, and the prices are still great. Overall, I love this store. It's a quick walk from my house, and I'm there all the time. more

Rockin' in Ballard 8/18/2005

You would think that in the digital age, fewer people would be going into record stores, but Sonic Boom always seems to be booming. They have a fantastic selection of music, and not just the Top 40 stuff that Wal-Mart wants to shove down all of our throats. more

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Get what your used cds are worth 7/8/2005

I've sold several dozen cds to sonic boom in ballard and they pay a lot more than other places. It depends upon what you have--they pay more for indie releases, but won't give you much for any BMG club discs or big mtv bands (probably not worth bringing those in). Jason and Dusty are the best guys to talk with. They can't keep their used inventory on the shelves for long (people buy it up) so they are usually in the market for good stuff. more
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  • In Short
    If there were a way to chart a record store's hip-quotient, this shop would come up sparkling: It has a focus on local Northwest music, loves vinyl and has been known to open at...

  • 11/28/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Adams, Ballard