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CDs, Tapes & Vinyl

Barnes & Noble Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-8183; 3029 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 583-7717; 402 Balltown Road, Mohawk Commons, Schenectady, 377-0349. The massive bookstore also has a large music section covering a wide range of styles.

Blue Note Records 156 Central Ave., Albany, 462-0221. Looking to expand your collection of rock & roll, country and R&B? This friendly treasure trove offers an extensive mix of music from the ’40s to the present. In business for over 55 years and specializing in 45s, cassettes and CDs.

Borders Books & Music 59 Wolf Road, Colonie, 482-5816; 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1200; Village Plaza, Route 146, Clifton Park, 383-2121; Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 452-1054. Boasting the “largest music department in upstate New York.”

Coconuts Stuyvesant Plaza, 438-3003; 5 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, 383-3644; Latham Farms, Latham, 783-7272. CDs and videos galore.

Disc Go Round 2080 Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-0338. Store buys and sells used CDs, games and DVDs, offers a selection of new Top 100 CDs, special orders anything in print, both domestic and import, and offers scratch-repair service at $2.99 a disc.

FYE Clifton Park Center, 371-5599; Colonie Center, 437-0727; Crossgates Mall, 464-0199; Delaware Plaza, 439-2449; Latham Circle Mall, 785-3651. A supermarket of music, video and video games. Offers the Top 100 plus a good selection of blues, hiphop, rap, country, reggae and classical.

Last Vestige 173 Quail St., Albany, 432-7736; 437 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-0811. Choose from a wide array of rare records (both new and used), CDs, tapes and one of the area’s best selections of music-related videos. Knowledgeable staff, four private listening booths to preview your selections.

Punk Rock Reptile 340 Central Ave. Albany, 364-7104. Specializing in hard to find and out of print hardcore, metal and punk.

Red’s Underground 13 Broad St., Glens Falls, 798-2040. Unique store specializing in recycling CDs, videos, DVDs and games. Most music genres found here.

River Street Beat Shop 197 River St., Troy. 272-0433, www.river streetbeatshop.com. Selling new and used CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and movies. Buy, sell or trade. Free live music every Saturday at 2 PM.

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