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Here are 11 things you should definitely do when HMV reopens

When was the last time you made a mix tape?

NEXT MONTH FOUR HMV stores will reopen in Ireland – three in Dublin and one in Limerick.

There was a significant amount of nostalgia for HMV and music stores in general earlier this year when it was announced that the outlets were to close.

Now that some are coming back though, here’s how you can make the most of it…

1. Browse. Browse for hours

Remember when you were a teenager and you would spend half a day in a music shop, just browsing? Do that again.

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2. Bring a teenager

There’s a legitimate chance that today’s teens won’t ever know the splendour of spending half the day in a music shop.

Give them a taste for it.

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3. While you’re at it, teach the teenager the special relationship between these two items

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4. Plan a mix tape for a friend

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5. Buy a classic Irish album

Don’t have Whipping Boy’s Heartworm?



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Or The Frames’ Fitzcarraldo?



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What about Bell X1′s Music in Mouth?



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Or Van Morrisson’s Astral Weeks?



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Buy one. You won’t be sorry.

6. Get up to mischief

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7. Buy the West Wing boxset

Then go home and bingewatch it. None of your fancy Netflix or downloading carry on.

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8. Put it back where you got it

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9. Listen to an entire Aphex Twin album at the listening post

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And then listen to the Frog Chorus to make it all better:


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10. Whatever you do, don’t buy a tshirt like this

Even if they’re selling them, you’re not buying them

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11. Buy an Empire Records DVD

Enjoy this naff, cult film about a music shop saved from the brink of disaster.

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