Best of Boston

BEST Music, used

2012 BEST Music, Used

In Your Ear


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


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


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


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»

2003 BEST Music, Used

Disc Diggers


When you’re looking for used vinyl, hit Looney Tunes in Cambridge. Want psychedelic CDs? Try Twisted Village in Harvard Square. But for an all-around selection of great used stuff, Disc Diggers out in Somerville gets the nod. The racks inside… read more»