Saturday 21 April 2012 marks an important date for music fans worldwide: International Record Store Day (IRSD).

Now in its fifth year, IRSD is a celebration of the humble independent record shop and everything associated with it: the music nerds and vinyl records, the obscure bands nobody’s heard of and a cheerfully anti-mainstream attitude. Festivities vary according to the store, with special commemorative releases, one-off discounts and free pizza being popular choices.

In recognition of this great day, we’ve compiled a shortlist of record shops that should be on every musically-inclined traveller’s itinerary.

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