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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  • $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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Idles
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    Tangk
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    $28.99
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    $28.99
  • Idles
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    Love Is The Fing
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    $28.99
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    $28.99
  • Idles
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    Love is The Fing
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    $39.99
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    $39.99
  • Karate
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    Some Boots
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    $24.99
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    $24.99
  • Explosions In The Sky
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    The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
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    $34.99
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    $34.99
  • J. Robbins (Jawbox)
    J. Robbins (Jawbox)
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    Basilisk
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    $16.99
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    $16.99
  • J. Mascis
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    What Do We Do Know
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    $24.99
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    $24.99
  • Amy Winehouse
    Amy Winehouse
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    Frank (Picture Disc)
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    $41.99
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    $41.99

Back in Stock!

  • Rolling Stones
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    Hackney Diamonds (Washington Nationals)
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    $39.99
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  • Leon Bridges
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    Good Thing
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  • Shins
    Shins
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    No Way Down
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    $9.99
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    $9.99
  • Ex Hex
    Ex Hex
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    It Rips
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    $19.99
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    $19.99
  • Sufjan Stevens
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    Javelin
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    $25.99
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    $25.99
  • John Carpenter
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    Anthology II- Movie Themes 1976-1988
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  • Wednesday
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    I was Trying To Describe You To Someone
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  • Half Japanese
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    Overjoyed
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  • King Tubby
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    Explosive Dub
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  • El Quatro
    El Quatro
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    Displacement
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  • Miles Davis
    Miles Davis
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    Bitches Brew
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  • Jeff Buckley
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    Grace
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  • Jimi Hendrix
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    Miami Pop Festival
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  • Gram Parsons
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    Grievous Angel
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    $28.99
  • Superchunk
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    Everybody Dies / As in a Blender
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    $10.99
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    $10.99

Just In Used Vinyl

  • Seldom Scene
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    Old Train
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    $17.99
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    $17.99
  • Neville Brothers
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    Fiyo on the Bayou
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    $16.99
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    $16.99
  • Hank Wilson (Leon Russell)
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    Hank Wilson's Back Vol. I
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    $13.99
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    $13.99
  • Shirley Temple
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    The Best of Shirley Temple
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    $12.99
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    $12.99
  • Strk (Fame)
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    The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture Fame
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    $12.99
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    $12.99
  • Souther Hillman Furay Band
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    Trouble In Paradise
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    $12.99
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    $12.99
  • Clovers
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    Their Greatest Recordings
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    $9.99
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    $9.99
  • Marty Robbins
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    Gunfighter Ballads
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    $16.99
  • Various; Zydeco Festival (Chuck Martin, Terrance Simien, Carriere Brothers)
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    Zydeco Festival
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    $13.99
  • Silly Wizard
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    A Glint Of Silver
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    $18.99
  • Dino Desi and Billy
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    I'm A Fool
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    $8.99
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    $8.99
  • Frank Teschemacher
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    Giants of Jazz: Frank Teschemacher
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    $18.99
  • Marco Antonio Muniz
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    Danzas
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    $8.99
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    $8.99
  • Brothers Four
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    Greatest Hits
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    $18.99
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    $18.99
  • David Janssen
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    Voices of Freedom
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    $19.99
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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
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    $6.99
  • Insurgence DC
    Insurgence DC
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    True To Life/Man In Black
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  • 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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