The shops listed blow represent some of the best places to find local and imported underground music in Taipei. If there are more avaricious record hunters out there, I would suggest trying the shops in the "Fashion" section. Most of them have a small selection of CDs and, in some cases, can take requests for special orders. Also while Tower Records long disappeared from Ximen Ding, the other major chains like Rose Records and Eslite have ample indie sections. The Elsite Bookstore in downtown Taipei has a very comprehensive section for local Taiwanese indie, punk and folk that should not be skipped if your looking for homegrown material.

Record Shops:
M@M BOUTIQUE
METAL GATE
NO.9 RECORDS
WHITE WABBIT ORANGE