Welcome to Crooked Beat Records

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

Hours

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 17,000 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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  • $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
  • 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
  • Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Blue
    Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Blue
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    $39.99
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    $39.99

New Releases and Reissues

  • Velhocast Social Club
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    Velhocast Social Club II
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    $18.99
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    $18.99
  • Bruce Springsteen
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    Born in the U.S.A.
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    $36.99
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    $36.99
  • Crowded House
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    Gravity Stairs
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    $35.99
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    $35.99
  • Bruce Springsteen
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    Best Of
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    $42.99
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    $42.99
  • Bad Bunny
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    Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Manana
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    $36.99
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    $36.99
  • Brian Washington
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    Color Us With Music
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    $23.99
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    $23.99
  • Best Coast
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    Always Tomorrow
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    $22.99
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    $22.99
  • Bats & Mice
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    PS: Seriously.
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    $19.99
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    $19.99
  • Continuals
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    Continuals
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    $19.99
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    $19.99
  • Bed Maker
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    Bed Maker
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    $16.99
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    $16.99

Back in Stock!

  • Chuck Berry
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    Top Hits
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    $29.99
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    $29.99
  • American Football
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    American Football
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    $26.99
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    $26.99
  • Sisters
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    The Sisters
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    $13.99
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    $13.99
  • Vampire Weekend
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    Only God Was Above Us
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    $39.99
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    $39.99
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
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    Tearing At The Seams
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    $35.99
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    $35.99
  • Social Distortion
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    Social Distortion
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    $36.99
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    $36.99
  • Avett Brothers
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    The Carpenter
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    $39.99
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    $39.99
  • Soundtrack (Juno)
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    Juno
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    $27.99
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    $27.99
  • Sonic Youth
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    Confusion Is Sex
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    $24.99
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    $24.99
  • Curtis Mayfield
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    There's No Place Like America Today
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    $28.99
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    $28.99
  • Avett Brothers
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    Avett Brothers
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    $35.99
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    $35.99
  • Pogues
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    Rum Sodomy & The Lash
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    $28.99
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    $28.99
  • Isaac Hayes
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    Black Moses
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    $37.99
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    $37.99
  • Green Day
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    Kerplunk
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    $35.99
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    $35.99
  • Solange
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    A Seat At The Table
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    $28.99
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    $28.99

Just In Used Vinyl

  • Various (Jazz At Columbia Collector's Item)
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    Jazz At Columbia Collector's Item
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    $9.99
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    $9.99
  • John G. Neihardt
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    Flaming Rainbow: Reflections And Recollections Of An Epic Poet
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    $11.99
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    $11.99
  • Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti, Boynge
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    Live From Lincoln Center
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    $14.99
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    $14.99
  • Various (Our Best To You)
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    Our Best To You: Today's Great Hits, Today's Great Stars
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    $8.99
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    $8.99
  • Fausto Papetti
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    I Remember.....
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    $8.99
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    $8.99
  • Various (Mellow Gold)
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    Mellow Gold 3 Record Set
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    $13.99
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    $13.99
  • Ralph McTell
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    LIVE
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    $8.99
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    $8.99
  • Catherine McKinnon
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    The Voice of an Angel
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    $15.99
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    $15.99
  • Mary McCaslin and Jim Ringer
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    The Bramble & the Rose
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    $8.99
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    $8.99
  • Donovan
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    Fairytale
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    $14.99
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    $14.99
  • Patti Labelle
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    Joy To Have Your Love (Mono) / Joy To Have Your Love (Stereo)
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    $6.99
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    $6.99
  • Bully Boys Band
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    Movie Scene - The Heavy Sounds From Todays Films
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    $9.99
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    $9.99
  • Yehudi Menuhin
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    Symphonie Espagnole / Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Havanaise
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    $10.99
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    $10.99
  • Shirley Bassey
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    This Is My Life (La Vita) / Copacabana (At The Copa)
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    $9.99
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    $9.99
  • Cheech & Chong
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    Cheech & Chong's Wedding Album
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    $13.99
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    $13.99

Crooked Beat Label

  • 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
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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
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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)
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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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    $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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    $0.00
  • IndioBravo
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    Breakdown/Crawlback
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    $6.99
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    $6.99
  • 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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