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It's not particularly difficult to find a record store in Melbourne / beat

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In 2018, every JB Hi-Fi stocks a range of pop, indie, hip hop and dance and most major streets are dotted with vinyl stores filled with second-hand classics. Quality Records + is a faithful amalgamation of these two concepts. Sitting just off the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern, the store has a familiar feeling to it, left over from its unchanged 1970s architecture from when it was called Pet Sounds. The store's stocked records don't really have a theme either, ranging from classical to opera, all the way to Miles Davis to The Beatles to Kendrick Lamar and Arctic Monkeys.

Kelly Griffiths, who co-manages the store with her husband, Matt, has a key part in what labels and artists Quality Records sell, and she says this is an important draw for the store's resurging community. "It's very different," Griffiths says. "We don't have any Top 40; it's all about that old, jazz, classic, old-school tunes." To this date in 2018, the store's more popular records for the year have been: 

1. Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Deluxe 5xLP)

2. Paul McCartney: Egypt Station (Deluxe 2xLP)

3. John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe 2xLP)

4. Kamaal Williams: The Return (LP)

5. Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (2xLP Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Ultra Disc Special Edition)

6. Chris Bowden: Time Capsule (2xLP) 

7. Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (LP)

8. Various Artists: Boombox (Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro & Disco Rap) 

9. Kiefer: Happysad (LP) 

10. Aretha Franklin: Aretha's Gold (2xLP Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Special Edition)

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