Best of Boston

BEST Music, used

2012 BEST Music, Used

In Your Ear

Boston

Thirty years is a long time in the music business, particularly when you’re still vending vinyl in the age of iTunes. But with hundreds of thousands of records, CDs, and eight-tracks stacked in a subterranean space, In Your Ear’s Boston… read more »

2011 BEST Music, Used

Looney Tunes

Boston

This beloved store serves bargain hunters and obsessive collectors alike. What would be a rare find elsewhere is commonplace at Looney Tunes, especially when it comes to the jazz, soul, and classical vinyl offerings. And if you want vintage punk… read more »

2006 BEST Music, Used

Cheapo Records

Cambridge

In a world choking on Black Eyed Peas, this cluttered basement shop is a refuge for the lonely few who still cling to the classics. The R&B, soul, and blues vinyl selection is simply astounding, and the music-obsessed staffers are… read more »

2005 BEST Music, Used

Cheapo Records

Cambridge

You’re likely to collide with other intent collectors as you wander Cheapo’s narrow aisles. Whether the secondhand tunes you’re tracking are on vinyl, CD, or cassette, chances are your quest will end in success at this cluttered basement shop. All… read more »

2004 BEST Music, Used

Looney Tunes

Boston

The reduced production costs of the digital age and the concurrent scouring of record-company vaults have given fledgling artists new opportunities and unearthed many a treasure. But they have also left the shelves of used-CD stores flooded with old Hammer… read more »