Hidden in the French Quarter towards the edge of most raucous stretch of Bourbon street, Skullyz takes the prize as the most compact record store I’ve ever been to. What they lack in space, they make up for with diverse content. Stocked wall to wall with a constantly circulating collection of the latest hip releases, as well as a carefully selected backlog of indie, alternative, hardcore, and classic rock LPs, Skullyz is a well-run place that caters to a more millennial audience. For a record shop this small to survive, they must be attuned to what sells and what doesn’t, and Skullyz does a great job of mixing the commercial with the niche. What they don’t have they’ll special order for you, but every time I visit there’s at least one new, unexpected LP on the shelf I end up taking home. One minor downside: While the central location is a plus in some respects, being so close to the all the action on Bourbon makes it a difficult place to drive to. Bike or take the streetcar.