Even though records have mainly been replaced by streaming services, some music fans still enjoy collecting vinyls and CDs.
For all these people, you’ll find Discos 100 near Plaça Joanic and its metro station. It is a historic record shop that has been working as a family business since 1978. For hardcore music fans, this place is worth a visit because it is considered by many barcelonins as the most complete record store in Barcelona.
With more than 120,000 items available, the store has a huge catalogue of CDs, vinyls, music DVDs, special box-sets, etc. So, if you’re still searching for that album you’ve always wanted, you may get lucky and find it here. I once found a rare CD by The Verve, and last week I picked up a double CD by Ozric Tentacles, as recommended by the owner. The knowledgeable and friendly staff are very passionate about all things music.
They have every style of music you could think of: jazz, classical, opera, rumba, R’n’B, hip-hop, psychedelic rock, many of the latest releases, etc.
Unusually for Barcelona, you can listen to any album before you buy it, just ask the staff. Next to the counter they have six headphones attached to three players -two headphones wired to each player.
Also, what I like most about Discos 100 is that they occasionally present free intimate gigs inside the shop where music artists have the chance to introduce a new album release.