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Generation Records

Greenwich Village
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Address: 210 Thompson St, New York City, NY
Phone Number:
+1 212-254-1100
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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Varied selection of rare CDs and vinyls

Happened upon this store and picked up some promo CDs for .50 cents that are worth $20! It needs a bit more organization but overall a good place to scour for collectibles.

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Anthony H
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Lampasas, Texas
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197 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a hunter you should come here. Don't expect all the staff to respect you the same. Some care, some out right do not. Maybe it's a hipster thing and liking people isn't cool, I don't know. They do have quite a bit of vinyl, I've been a here a few times and really didn't find what I wanted... More 

Thank mikel68
Birmingham, Alabama
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A tiny shop in the village but packed full of Vintage vinyl of all varieties. Anything you want, you'll find it here. Seems to have a reasonable prices. In the village and look for the Vintage clothing store if your man is looking for vinyl and you are looking for vintage.

Thank traveler308
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101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this store and picked up some promo CDs for .50 cents that are worth $20! It needs a bit more organization but overall a good place to scour for collectibles.

Thank Anthony H
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

It definitely has a target audience in mind but also has other genre's covered. I appreciated it's rare poster selection. I was surprised at the selection of t-shirts. If you are in the market for a black punk or metal t-shirt, this is your stop.

Thank Karen D
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2016

After taking cab back to hotel in Times Square after shopping there, my son checked his CD cases & they were empty. The guys working there didn't so much as say hello, for sure did not make sure we knew cases were empty. My son saved his $ to spend there, was a big disappointment! I had to spend another... More 

1 Thank Djbrodylee
Kingston, Jamaica
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I recently bought my daughter (16) a record player and of course she wanted all the new releases of her favorite artistes (Ed Sheehan, 1d, 1975, Lana del Rey) so I went in search of these originally... generation records was not the place for that hunt, although I did find a Lana del Rey LP! What I did find was... More 

Thank BrandNewMachine
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2011

I looked online to see if there was a good vinyl shop in NY and came across this joint.The first review I read said good selection of Punk Records.When I walked in Within 5 minutes I found a really good Alien Sex Fiend album.My girlfriend of two months out of the blue handed me a Cramps live DVD I didnt... More 

2 Thank Washburn1969
Clonmel, Ireland
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

I went to this shop a couple of days ago looking for some T-shirts. Great for death metal heads etc for the T-shirts, but not much else. Very disappointed. If you get lost trying to find it, look for Washington Park - Thompson Street is south of it. lots of vinyl for those whom still have a record player!

1 Thank CreativeWon
San Jose, California
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2008

When my cousin NEEDED to go here to get some cds, I didn't understand why she didn't just go to Amazon.com. Don't they have everything? As soon as you start looking through the racks you realize how amazing this place is. There's stuff there you really can't find anywhere else (not even Amazon). There were so many live performances on... More 

4 Thank nancyhedy

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