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Christer L wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockholm County, Sweden84 contributions16 helpful votes
Did a quick visit on my last day in Reykjavik. Didn’t feel too welcomed by the grumpy staff behind the counter. Bought a T-shirt because of nostalgia and will probably not go back next time.
Date of experience: February 2020
B B wrote a review Nov 2019
Lowell, Massachusetts136 contributions29 helpful votes
We went to see the Iceland Airwaves off-venue show for "Revenge of Calculon" which was fabulous BTW, and browse this incredible shop with an amazing selection from the last 7 decades of all sorts of music. Stop in and say hi, I wish I bought a T-shirt (my one regret).
Date of experience: November 2019
Erielle wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
I visited this store twice and I was able to talk to one of the employees about the Icelandic music industry (as I'm in a hunt for some icelandic artist - Thanks Eurovision) and were able to help me find the music that I'm after. Very friendly people. Their email/mail service is good too as I asked them if they had a CD on sale and if they could send it to me via mail. Overall... I spent most on my money on CD's in this store.…
Date of experience: July 2019
Alex S wrote a review Aug 2018
Plano, Texas94 contributions141 helpful votes
Not going to lie: I was kind of surprised by how many record stores Reykjavik has for locals and tourists alike to browse. Maybe it's because back in the States, record shops are kind of like mini road trip destinations depending on where you are, but around Reykjavik, you can walk to several if you have comfortable shoes and time to kill. Or, you can just go to Lucky Records because you'll need plenty of time here, and this place leaves every other record shop in town in the dust when it comes to the variety of music available. We walked over to Lucky Records on a Saturday morning and found the place relatively empty. There were maybe 10 people in the store, which sounds like a lot for most record shops, but Lucky Records is pretty spread out - the 10 people here could each be browsing a different section and never see one another. There are new and used records available for flipping through along the left and middle sections of the store, and a mini lounge area is on the right, where you can enjoy free coffee and either just relax or figure out what you want to listen to next. There are a couple of listening stations set up in the store where you can hear any album that's already been opened to see if it's your style. Yes, that's right: you can enjoy free coffee and try out records before you buy them. That combo alone is worthy of a five-star rating in my book, but there's more to enjoy here. You want t-shirts, including store logo shirts and some Bjork offerings? No problem. Interested in a literal wall of movies occupying shelves from floor to ceiling? Sure thing. How about long out of print CDs? Can do. Perhaps most impressively is the Icelandic music section. Here you can find local artists you will not find back at home, and really get a flavor for what the Icelandic music scene has to offer. I was looking at the metal section, and the gentleman working the store guided me to some great picks. (When someone asks you what genres of metal you're into, and you respond with "black or doom," and they know what you're talking about, you know you are in a store that demands your respect and attention.) I'm now the proud owner of a couple of Sinmara albums, and they are absolutely brutal in the best way possible. When all was said and done, Lucky Records made for a fantastic visit. This place comes easily recommended for anyone looking to expand their record collection, or their knowledge of Icelandic music.…
Date of experience: July 2018
D F wrote a review Jul 2018
Burlington39 contributions10 helpful votes
A great find - just steps off the main drag. Give yourself time to explore the copious amounts of vinyl, cd's and kitch. Extremely knowledgeable staff, very fun to chat with. Can provide lots of information and recommendations including the various happenings in town.
Date of experience: June 2018