Find Music You Love At Our Vinyl Record Store

Gramophone records have been around since the Victorian age, making them one of the oldest types of music recordings.


Commercial records made of shellac-based vinyl grew in popularity during the 1940s (before that, records were made of a variety of materials including rubber).


This format had the largest market share for recorded music until the appearance of the compact cassette, which although convenient, never had the charm of vinyl records. Indeed, many people consider vinyl records to be the most treasured of all types of music.


In recent years, there’s been a huge resurgence of this format, particularly for rock music, with sales in the UK increasing five-fold between 2009 to 2014 according to Wired UK. This has led to an investment in new and modern record-pressing machines both here and in the USA. Today, there are vinyl record stores all over the UK selling both new and old editions.

Rival Records is a leading store for both classic and new vinyl records from a variety of genres. 


Among our range, you’ll find a great choice of limited edition records. An independent record store with over 30 years of experience, Rival Records is based in Devon but also has a brilliant online store.


Why not discover more about our vinyl record store today? Or simply explore our latest bestsellers today.

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