Mojo Records is a nice little record store located on the small alley between the hay'penny bridge and temple bar square.
This place is small but has a quite exhaustive selection of second hand cd's, but the real advantage of this shop is its selection of bootleg cd's and videos, it really is a must visit for fans of bob dylan, tom waits, Bruce Springsteen or U2 as there is a huge collection of live shows etc which you wont find anywhere else.
True the shop is very small, but its also nice and quiet which helps... and for added value there is a book section upstairs.
Walk into Borderline Records and you'll feel as though you've stepped back into the 80s. One look at the music collection and it'll seem like this shop is frozen in a time-warp way back in 1985 (except for the immersion of the compact disc into this mythical land, of course).
CDs and records by The Who, U2, The Velvet Underground and the Ramones dominate the collection, and there is not a hint of Beyonce or Basement Jaxx or the Killers (or did I just miss that whole section??)
It's almost as though this shop has been established on a 'personal taste' level. And that's fine with me, whoever is making these decisions obviously has decent taste in music. Just don't go there if you want to buy this month's number one single.
Borderline Records also stocks a decent range of limited edition and collector's item CDs and sets, although you will have to ask at the counter for these.
The fact that the name still contains the word tapes in it shows the shop's age. This music store seems like the perfect place for someone of my father's generation.
The kind of music sold inside reflects an older taste. It has all the classic rock bands: Bowie, Zeppelin, AC/DC, U2, Police, Metallic, Nine Inch Nails., etc.
I didn't actually see any tapes so I think they know they're obsolete. They do have a decent record section with all the collectibles on display.
Overall, my experience here was average, It would have been better had I received any help. The man behind the counter barely acknowledged my existence. He was too busy talking to a long haired friend of his.
A great place to pick up some secondhand vinyl, actually just a great place all round. Especially good for punk and soul but only just because you can find pretty much everything else in here too.
I used to have one of their bags hanging on my wall, I was a really cool teenager.
I hate the fact that the independent record store is a dying breed. Between the omnipotence of HMV and the explosion of digital modes of music buying, I think we should support them more. And this one is high up on the list. Anywhere that's got stacks and stacks of vinyl to choose from and browse (along with the brilliance of the artwork which makes them even better) is a good place to while away a few minutes...hours...days, whatever.
Now, what's now on iTunes?!
I think this might be one of the very few independent record shops still left in Dublin. I love Borderline! You can get most of the classic bands and artists, such as Metallica, Bob Dylan and AC/DC on CD and even Vinyl here. They have a great selection of second hand and bootleg CD's and DVD's here which you won't find anywhere else. It's a music lover's paradise and I love spending time here. Even if that gives away my age, the artists you can find here are my cup of tea and even though the service is more about letting people have a look around than offering advice, I like the store.
This is a brilliant little record shop. They have a great selection of cd's new and used and very reasonably priced vinyl records. They've also a variety of dvd's such as live concerts and band documentaries. The music ranges from Madonna to the Beatles, the Cure to Bob Dylan, dividing into sections which include metal, rock, punk, and traditional Irish! It's small and homely with no frills but lots of character. Worth a peek inside; you'll most likely find something you'll like or perhaps a gift idea for a friend.
Another shop with a good second-hand mid-price CD section, sometimes particularly good for punk and goth stuff. Healthy Smiths and Clash presence in the vinyl section and rarities up on the wall too.