Welcome to Crooked Beat Records

Your place to discover rare, unusual, and independent new and used vinyl records

ATTENTION - We Are Now Located in Downtown Del Ray!

The pending block demolition of our North Fairfax location necessitated our move to a new location in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. They are demolishing our former location to make room for a new apartment/condo building.

Come visit us at our new location on the basement level of 2417 Mt. Vernon Ave!

Monday: 1:30-7:00 PM * Tuesdays: CLOSED * Wednesdays: 1:30-7:00 PM * Thursday through Saturday 12:00-7:00 PM * Sunday 12:00-6:00 PM

Important Announcements

We recently bought 4 estate collections, totaling over 16,000 records. Due to space reasons, we will not be buying many used records for quite a while. Most likely, we will not resume buying used records until sometime in the spring of 2024. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: The only used records we will look at and consider buying will only be in the genres of Punk, New Wave/Alternative, 1950s-60s Jazz and Reggae. We have lower amounts of used stock of these genres at this time.

Gift Certificates

  • $25 Gift Certificate
    $25 Gift Certificate
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    $25.00
  • $50 Gift Certificate
    $50 Gift Certificate
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  • $75 Gift Certificate
    $75 Gift Certificate
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  • $100 Gift Certificate
    $100 Gift Certificate
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Crooked Beat Records Merch - Limited Quantities Available (Includes Old Address in Old Town; New t-shirts with new address coming soon)

  • Crooked Beat Records Short Sleeved Shirt - Large
    Crooked Beat Records Short Sleeved Shirt - Large
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    $14.00
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    $14.00
  • Crooked Beat Records Short Sleeved T-Shirt - Medium
    Crooked Beat Records Short Sleeved T-Shirt - Medium
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    $14.00
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    $14.00
  • Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Red
    Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Red
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    $39.99
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    $39.99
  • Crooked Beat Records T-shirt - XL
    Crooked Beat Records T-shirt - XL
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    $14.00
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    $14.00

New Releases and Reissues

  • Booker Ervin
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    Texbook Tenor
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    $38.99
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    $38.99
  • Art Blakey
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    Caravan
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    $38.99
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    $38.99
  • Jackie McLean
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    Action Action Action
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    $38.99
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    $38.99
  • Who (The)
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    Live At Shea Stadium
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    $44.99
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    $44.99
  • Various (Eccentric Soul)
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    Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels
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    $38.99
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    $38.99
  • MGMT
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    Loss of Life
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    $31.99
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    $31.99
  • Yard Act
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    Where's My Utopia
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    $37.99
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    $37.99
  • Prince
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    The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale
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    $27.99
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    $27.99
  • Mary Timony
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    Untame the Tiger
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    $24.99
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    $24.99
  • Sprints
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    Letter To Self
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    $29.99
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    $29.99

Back in Stock!

  • Turnstile
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    Nonstop Feeling
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    $24.99
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    $24.99
  • Zach Bryan
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    Summertime Blues
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    $25.99
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    $25.99
  • Fleetwood Mac
    Fleetwood Mac
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    Rumours
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    $26.99
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    $26.99
  • Sade
    Sade
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    Best Of
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    $38.99
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    $38.99
  • Black Sabbath
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    Paranoid
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    $29.99
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    $29.99
  • Violent Femmes
    Violent Femmes
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    Violent Femmes
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    $30.99
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    $30.99
  • Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson
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    Thriller
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  • Pink Floyd
    Pink Floyd
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    The Dark Side Of The Moon
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    $33.99
  • Insurgence DC
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    True To Life/ Man In Black (Limited Cover)
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    $5.99
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    $5.99
  • Sinead O'Connor
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    I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
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    $27.99
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    $27.99
  • Kate Bush
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    The Kick Inside
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    $42.99
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    $42.99
  • Blue Mitchell Quartet
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    Down With It!
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    $38.99
  • Das Damen
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    1986: Keeps Me Wild
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    $25.99
  • Vaselines
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    The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History
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    $29.99
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    $29.99
  • Smashing Pumpkins
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    Siamese Dream
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    $51.99
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    $51.99

Just In Used Vinyl

  • Sinead O'Connor
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    The Lion And The Cobra
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    $21.99
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    $21.99
  • Blasters
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    Non Fiction
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    $15.99
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    $15.99
  • Beach Boys
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    High Water
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    $19.99
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    $19.99
  • Tina Turner
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    Break Every Rule
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    $23.99
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    $23.99
  • Jefferson Airplane
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    Jefferson Airplane
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    $29.99
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    $29.99
  • Cars
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    Greatest Hits
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    $16.99
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    $16.99
  • Oingo Boingo
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    Only A Lad
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    $59.99
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    $59.99
  • Soundtrack (The Phantom of the Opera)
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    The Phantom of the Opera
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    $39.99
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    $39.99
  • Pissed Jeans
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    Live At The BBC 2009-2013
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    $6.99
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    $6.99
  • World Party
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    Seaview Records Presents World Party
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    $14.99
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    $14.99
  • Various; Ladies Choice (Patty Saturday, Tomboys, Sapphires)
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    Ladies Choice - The Pen of Swan Records
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    $14.99
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    $14.99
  • Various; Arts & Crafts (Darcy's, Zeus, Cold Specks)
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    Arts & Crafts
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    $5.99
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    $5.99
  • Arthur Fieldler & The Boston Pops
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    Warsaw Concerto
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    $7.99
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    $7.99
  • Simply Red
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    Picture Book
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    $12.99
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    $12.99
  • Various (The Sound of Folk Music)
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    The Sound of Folk Music Vol. 2
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    $10.99
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    $10.99

Crooked Beat Label

  • El Quatro
    El Quatro
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    Displacement
    Regular price
    $22.99
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    $22.99
  • Various: A Bang On The Ear
    Various: A Bang On The Ear
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    Crooked Beat Presents: A Bang on The Ear
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    $13.99
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    $13.99
  • Insurgence DC
    Insurgence DC
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    Broken In The Theater Of The Absurd
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    $14.99
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    $14.99
  • Various: (Recutting The Crap Volume Two)
    Various: (Recutting The Crap Volume Two)
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    Recutting The Crap Volume Two
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    $19.99
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    $19.99
  • Various Artists
    Various Artists
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    Recutting The Crap Vol. 1
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    Sold out
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    $0.00
  • Various Artists
    Various Artists
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    Songs From The Astral Plane Volume 1: A Tribute To Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
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    $0.00
  • Violets
    Violets
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    Athens, GA 1988-1992
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    Sold out
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    $0.00
  • IndioBravo
    IndioBravo
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    Breakdown/Crawlback
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    $6.99
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    $6.99
  • Insurgence DC
    Insurgence DC
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    True To Life/Man In Black
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    $5.99
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    $5.99
  • Largest Selection of New Vinyl in the DC Area

  • We specialize in Indie Labels such as Dischord, Touch & Go, Merge, Matador, Cherry Red, Soul Jazz, Sub Pop, Jagjaguar, Secretly Canadian, Constellation, K, Domino, Sister Polygon, Epitaph, Anti, Hellcat, Numero, Temporary Resiliance, Dead Oceans, Fat Possum, Norton, Third Man, Light in the Attic, Colemine Records... and many more (including the big labels).
  • Diverse Collection of Used Records

  • We stock thousands of used vinyl records in all genres including Classic Rock, Soul, Punk, New Wave, Reggae, Soundtracks, Jazz and so much more! New albums are stocked every day.
  • 7" Records

  • If you are looking for a large selection of 7" records, we have you covered. Whether you are a DJ, jukebox owner, discoverer of new talent, or a collector of singles never released on full length LP, visit our catalog of 7" records today.
  • DC and Regional Recording Artists

  • Crooked Beats celebrates DC and the local region which have a rich history in music. DC has been vastly influential in most music genres including Jazz, R&B, Bluegrass, Punk, and Go-go. We stock local emerging artists and established DC legends.

Largest Selection of New Vinyl in the DC Area

We specialize in Indie Labels such as Dischord, Touch & Go, Merge, Matador, Cherry Red, Soul Jazz, Sub Pop, Jagjaguar, Secretly Canadian, Constellation, K, Domino, Sister Polygon, Epitaph, Anti, Hellcat, Numero, Temporary Resiliance, Dead Oceans, Fat Possum, Norton, Third Man, Light in the Attic, Colemine Records... and many more (including the big labels). Visit our collection of New Vinyl

Diverse Collection of Used Records

We stock thousands of used vinyl records in all genres including Classic Rock, Soul, Punk, New Wave, Reggae, Soundtracks, Jazz and so much more! New albums are stocked every day. Visit Our Used Vinyl Collection

7" Records

If you are looking for a large selection of 7" records, we have you covered. Whether you are a DJ, jukebox owner, discoverer of new talent, or a collector of singles never released on full length LP, visit our catalog of 7" records today. Visit Our Collection of 7" Records

DC and Regional Recording Artists

Crooked Beats celebrates DC and the local region which have a rich history in music. DC has been vastly influential in most music genres including Jazz, R&B, Bluegrass, Punk, and Go-go. We stock local emerging artists and established DC legends. Visit our collection of DC Regional Artists

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