Best of The Bin: Max J Records

Max J Records

Best of the Bin is a series that highlights the sellers and stores that call Reverb LP home. In this edition, we meet John Pimentel, owner of Max J Records.

Specializing in classic rock and world music, Max J Records has a wide variety of new and used from every genre. LPs, 12" singles, picture discs, and 45s—sealed, original records, promos— you name it, they have it.

Below, hear straight from John about some of his favorite records they have available in their shop.

The Kinks

Then Now and Inbetween

This LP was a focal point of a large promotional campaign to reacquaint the US public with the Kinks, who would be returning to the US on tour for the first time since 1965. Copies were sent to radio stations and reviewers, as well as being offered for sale directly to the public via advertisements in various national music magazines.

Brian Eno

Another Green World

This 1977 Japanese reissue of Brian Eno's third solo album comes with obi. Insert has lyrics in English and Japanese on one side and Japanese liner notes on the other. This album was the bridge between Eno's rock era and experimental era.

[Need to know what's so special about obi strips and Japanese pressings? Read this.]

Leroy Hutson

Hutson II

One of the great LPs of soul music, Hutson II is widely regarded as one of Leroy's greatest albums and the best of his early-'70s output.

David Bowie


David Bowie's 13th studio album and the last of his Berlin trilogy. Our copy is still factory sealed. A fitting end to a phenomenal sweep of records.

Duo Ouro Negro


Listed as a 5-Star Rarity in Hans Pokora's long out-of-print Record Collector Dreams book series, very few copies of this progressive afro-psych rock record exist. Pressed by Valentim De Carvalho with art from band member Raul Indipwo.