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

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    $75 Gift Certificate
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    $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
  • 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
  • Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Blue
    Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Blue
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New Releases and Reissues

  • Messthetics And James Brandon Lewis
    Messthetics And James Brandon Lewis
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    Messthetics And James Brandon Lewis
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    $26.99
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    $26.99
  • Various (Shrine Northern: The 60s Rarest Dance Label)
    Various (Shrine Northern: The 60s Rarest Dance Label)
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    Shrine Northern: The 60s Rarest Dance Label
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    $25.99
  • Waxahatchee
    Waxahatchee
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    Tigers Blood
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    $25.99
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    $25.99
  • Gary Clark Jr.
    Gary Clark Jr.
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    JPEG Raw
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    $45.99
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    $45.99
  • Nina Simone
    Nina Simone
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    Nina's Back
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    $26.99
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    $26.99
  • Black Crowes
    Black Crowes
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    Happiness Bastards
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    $27.99
  • Pixies
    Pixies
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    Pixies at the BBC
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    $54.99
  • Dandy Warhols
    Dandy Warhols
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    Rockmaker
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    $29.99
  • Real Estate
    Real Estate
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    Daniel
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  • Kim Gordon
    Kim Gordon
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    The Collective
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Back in Stock!

  • Superchunk
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    No Pocky For Kitty
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  • Bob Marley
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    Live
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  • Thievery Corporation
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    Saudade
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  • Earth
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    Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons
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  • Low
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    C'Mon
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  • Sleater-Kinney
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    Dig Me Out
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  • Wolf Parade
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    Apologies To the Queen Mary
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  • Father John Misty
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    God's Favorite Customer
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  • Hot Snakes
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    Audit In Progress
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  • Bully
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    Lucky For You
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  • Protomartyr
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    The Agent Intellect
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  • Father John Misty
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    Chloe And The Next 20th Century
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  • Greta Van Fleet
    Greta Van Fleet
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    Anthem of the Peaceful Army
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  • Lungfish
    Lungfish
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    A.C.R. 1999
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    $16.99
  • Long Winters
    Long Winters
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    When I Pretend To Fall
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Just In Used Vinyl

  • Cure
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    Concert: The Cure Live
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    $46.99
  • Fleetwood Mac
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    Mystery To Me
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    $22.99
  • Tina Turner
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    Am I A Fool In Love
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    $14.99
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    $14.99
  • Leon Russell
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    Leon Russell and the Shelter People
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    $14.99
  • Pointer Sisters
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    Contact
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    $15.99
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    $15.99
  • Kinks
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    One For the Road
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    $22.99
  • Santana
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    Beyond Appearances
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    $13.99
  • Clash
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    S/T (US version)
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    $39.99
  • Kim Wilde
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    If I Can't Have You
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    $7.99
  • Neil Diamond
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    Just For You
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    $17.99
  • Ginger Rogers
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    Silver Screen Star Series: Ginger Rogers
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    $9.99
  • Si Kahn
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    Home
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    $8.99
  • Al Green
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    Truth N' Time
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    $15.99
  • Flatt and Scruggs
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    At Carnegie Hall
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    $13.99
  • Rick Springfield
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    Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
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Crooked Beat Label

  • El Quatro
    El Quatro
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    Displacement
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    $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
  • Insurgence DC
    Insurgence DC
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    Broken In The Theater Of The Absurd
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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
  • Various Artists
    Various Artists
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    Recutting The Crap Vol. 1
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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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  • Violets
    Violets
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    Athens, GA 1988-1992
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  • IndioBravo
    IndioBravo
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    Breakdown/Crawlback
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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
  • 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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