We had a look inside Nottingham's newest record shop, FoppWe had a look inside Nottingham's newest record shop, Fopp
We had a look inside Nottingham's newest record shop, Fopp | Nottingham World

Fopp: Inside the new Nottingham record shop taking music lovers back to the good old days

You could easily spend an hour or two wandering around here!

The way we consume music has changed dramatically over the past few decades. 

First came vinyl, then CDs and now the dominance of online streaming. 

But for those of a certain age, the only way to listen to your favourite band’s new album is by getting the bus into town, walking into a record shop and getting your hands on the real thing. 

There are some indications that the golden age of music could be returning, with vinyl sales last year at their highest level this century. 

That can only be good news for shops like Fopp - Nottingham’s newest music store. 

Now owned by HMV, Fopp had a shop in Broadmarsh until the shopping centre closed in mid-2020, but last month the much-loved brand made a sensational return to the city. 

With a new 2,024 sqft store in Bridlesmith Gate, Fopp is certainly on a mission to revive a bygone era of music. 

Customers are able to browse over 4,000 vinyl albums, 8,000 different CDs and 2,700 different Blu-ray and 4k titles.

As a vinyl lover, I headed down to Fopp last week to see what the new store had to offer. 

Despite my visit falling on a Wednesday afternoon, there was a steady stream of customers entering the shop, many of whom were browsing the thousands of records on offer. 

Whatever your music taste, you’ll undoubtedly be able to find something of interest while browsing through the shop’s hefty collection. 

Also available are accessories including vinyl cases and turntable mats. 

With so many different film and music items on offer, Fopp really is a great place to spend a free morning or afternoon. 

Scroll down to see more photos of what Fopp has to offer.

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