Best of Boston

1994 Best Music Store, New CDs

Tie: Tower Records and HMV Records

The war has been heating up between Tower and HMV since the latter announced the opening of a new store at Downtown Crossing in the fall. Both stores do have a huge selection of compact discs and cassettes to please any listener, as well as listening stations, helpful staff, and regular sales.

360 Newbury St.; 95 Mount Auburn St., Boston; Cambridge,