This is one of the record stores I took a friend who’d visited from Portland. He said, “I’ve got a list of record shops I wanna visit”, but weirdly enough Silence de la Rue was not listed. Straaaange, I figured.
Anyway, I put him on track and we ambled around the 11eme district in Paris, which is the catchment for some of the best record store Paris offers, including Music Avenue (Check article on Music Avenue Paris) around the corner.
So, on entering Le Silence de la Rue, you actually fall silent yourself, in awe of the copious racks of cataloged vinyl and fan merchandise, anything from indie to rock and everything in between. You’re welcome to preview albums on the many listening posts too, not favored at other record vendors like Paris Jazz Corner (Check article on Paris Jazz Corner).
I think the listening posts are handy for discovering a new artist, and just for some alone discovery time too, and with record stores like Le Silence de la Rue it’s their window space which is crucial to animating the street. Particularly stopping by here, you get a visual hit outside, before entering for your aural sonic lowdown.