A well-rounded music collection is a sign of a well-rounded person, whereas a well-octagoned music collection means that you’ve been listening to stop signs on your turntable. Give the green light to recorded sound with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of CDs, DVDs, vinyl and electronics at Melody Record Shop in Dupont Circle.
Since its inception in 1977, Melody Record has catered to Washington's musical needs with a wide selection of merchandise and dedicated customer service. Aiding audiophiles through the rise and fall of new wave, nü metal, cassette tapes, and the brief baroque revival of 1998, Melody Record boasts more than 350,000 items on CD, DVD, and vinyl, as well as a range of consumer electronics. Scout bargain bins bursting with deals ($4.99 for CDs, $12.99 for DVDs), or peruse the acclaimed jazz section and vast international offerings. A staff of musicological experts awaits your quizzing on emotion-laden breakup ballads or party-ready instrumentals, while special order servicing allows completists and crate-diggers to net the rare wax for which they pine. Whatever the hi-fi fancy, this time-honored institution grants access to the genre, with extensive offerings in pop, rock, indie, classical, opera, blues, folk and more. Shipping is also available on the store's harmonic and aharmonic wares throughout the U.S.
- Melody offers a wide variety of rock, classical, jazz, pop, show, and folk music, as well as a vast number of international selections. This is also a good place to shop for discounted portable electronic equipment, blank tapes, and cassettes. Its knowledgeable staff is a plus. – Frommer's
- This is a great local record shop. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable (not elitest), there is always great music playing, and the selection is good. – Sabrina S., Yelp, 6/4/2008
1623 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009Get Directions