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

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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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  • Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Red
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  • Crooked Beat Records T-shirt - XL
    Crooked Beat Records T-shirt - XL
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  • Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Blue
    Crooked Beat Records Hoodie - Blue
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New Releases and Reissues

  • Various (Soft Summer Breezes)
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    Soft Summer Breezes
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    $24.99
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    $24.99
  • Various (The Tammy Label)
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    The Tammy Label
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    $25.99
  • Mdou Moctar
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    Funeral For Justice
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  • Justice
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    Hyperdrama
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  • Shannon and the Clams
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    The Moon Is In The Wrong Place
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  • Pet Shop Boys
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    Nonetheless
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  • Rosali
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    Bite Down
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  • Osees
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    Intercepted Message
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  • Thin Lizzy
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    Live And Dangerous At Hammersmith 16 NOV 1976
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  • Beyonce
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    act ii Cowboy Carter
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Back in Stock!

  • Japanese Breakfast
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    Soft Sounds From Another Planet
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  • Various; Eccentric Soul: Consolidated Productions Vol. 1
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    Eccentric Soul: Consolidated Productions Vol. 1
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  • Better Oblivion Community Center
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    Better Oblivion Community Center
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  • Khruangbin
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    A La Sala
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  • Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
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    Present Texas Moon
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  • Bon Iver
    Bon Iver
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    For Emma, Forever Ago
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  • Phoebe Bridgers
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    Stranger In The Alps
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  • Various (Eccentric Boogie)
    Various (Eccentric Boogie)
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    Eccentric Boogie
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  • Various (Eccentric Northern Soul)
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    Eccentric Northern Soul: Everything But The Talcum Powder
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  • Tom Rogerson With Brian Eno
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    Finding Shore
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  • Generation X (Billy Idol)
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    Demos 1977
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  • King Tubby
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    Rastafari Dub 1974-1979
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  • Mana
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    Volume 1
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  • Young Caucasians
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    The Shroud Of Elvis
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  • Mitski
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    Be The Cowboy
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Just In Used Vinyl

  • Split Enz
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    True Colours
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    $14.99
  • Psychedelic Furs
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    Forever Now
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  • Girl Loves Distortion
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    You Better Run, Your Highness
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  • Nat King Cole
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    From The Very Beginning
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  • A Flock Of Seagulls
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    Listen
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  • Three Dog Night
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    Seven Separate Fools
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  • Arcadia (Duran Duran)
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    So Red The Rose
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  • Various (Folk '66)
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    Folk '66
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  • INXS
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    Listen Like Thieves Extended Remix
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  • Johnny Cash
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    Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits
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    $4.99
  • Sesame Street
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    Born To Add
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    $12.99
  • Claude Sirois
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    Verseau
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    $8.99
  • LuLu
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    New Routes
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  • B.J. Thomas
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    Everybody Loves A Rain Song
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  • Various; Roses & Revolutions
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    Roses & Revolutions
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Crooked Beat Label

  • El Quatro
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    Displacement
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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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  • 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)
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    Recutting The Crap Volume Two
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    $19.99
  • Various Artists
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    Recutting The Crap Vol. 1
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  • 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
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    Athens, GA 1988-1992
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  • IndioBravo
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    Breakdown/Crawlback
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    $6.99
  • 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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