Lucky Records
Lucky Records
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  • wilesto
    London, United Kingdom98 contributions
    Friendly and knowledgable staff. Huge stock of various genres
    Found this store by chance, while on my first trip to Iceland. What a place. A true record buyers heaven. Must be tens of thousands of vinyls in here, plus CDs and even DVDs, if memory serves correct. The records span almost every genre you can possibly think of. Nobody will struggle to find the genre of music they like here. Prices are also really good....cheaper than most UK second hand record shops in my opinion. Some real bargains to be had, and plenty of rare gems. I will be back for a longer browse. Friendly staff, free coffee....sofas, relaxed vibe.
    Written June 4, 2022
  • Rob M
    Cheyenne, Wyoming7,543 contributions
    Cool Store.
    Fantastic, clean and massive store. Well organized, friendly staff. Seems to have a little bit of everything from old to new, and music from around the globe. Great location near Midgardur Hotel. Check them out; you won't be disappointed.
    Traveled solo
    Written October 29, 2021
  • B B
    Lowell, Massachusetts136 contributions
    Incredible selection and sometimes entertainment
    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).
    Written November 13, 2019
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James G
12 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
You can listen to a lot of example records and samples, they have CD and vinyl, which is pretty cool I guess. Icelandic music is pretty extensive, but I only know a few artists. It was good
Written January 2, 2018
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SiggiBahama
3 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Love stopping by for browsing chatting & tunes galore.
The guys are extremely helpfull with finding music and recommending good things around reykjavik, a first day stop, and a last day stop aswell
Written April 15, 2015
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Christer L
Stockholm County, Sweden84 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
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.
Written February 29, 2020
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Alex S
Plano, TX94 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
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.
Written August 4, 2018
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D F
Burlington40 contributions
Jun 2018
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.
Written July 4, 2018
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Omar K
Atlanta, GA18 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
I visited a few record stores in Reykjavik and this was by far the best. Nice selection of American and European jazz, funk, Icelandic music of all genres, & just about everything else you might want. They have a listening station for certain lps and cds & will even give you free coffee as you listen. Highly recommended.
Written November 28, 2017
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JenMar31
4 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Was walking around & noticed it! Walked in & saw their Tshirts & just had to get one! The owner was very helpful!!! Loved it!
Written October 26, 2017
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GremlinGrrl
Madison, WI73 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
This store has a decent collection of new and used vinyl and cds and has the Icelandic artists front and center so you can easily find tunes to bring home with you. It's hard to find independent record stores in the US - they're a dying breed thanks to Amazon and MP3 sales - so it was a treat to hang out here, flipping through music and soaking up the vibe of the place.
Written October 23, 2017
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David_S_5347
Washington DC, DC30 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Reykjavik is a great music town, full of many cool record stores. On my latest trip to Reykjavik I was able to get to Lucky Records twice, and I can't wait to go back.

The store is probably the largest record store in Reykjavik, and it appears to be about 70% vinyl and 30% CDs. They have both used and new vinyl and CDs. The selection is great, including a nice cross section of Icelandic music. I think they also have movies, but I was there for the music, and I was not disappointed.

The store is full of great music selections but spacious enough that there is room to move around without bumping into people. In fact, they have a couple of sofas and some drinks for sale, so they encourage you to hang out and take your time. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, but they don't pester you.

Lucky has a listening station set up with some vinyl and CD selections, and if you have some time you should check out the recommended selections from the staff.

On my last trip to Reykjavik I bought a lot of records and CDs at every store in town, and overall Lucky probably has the best selection and the best prices in town.

The store is located right off the main shopping street in the main downtown shopping district.

If you go to Reykjavik, make every effort to go to Lucky Records. Run, don't walk, to this amazing record store. You will thank me!
Written February 26, 2017
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Jonvespa
33 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
their selection was amazing, so good that i ended up having to ship records home, as i bought too many to travel with.
Written January 26, 2015
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