Best of Boston

1997 Best Music, Records/Discs

Tower Records

Okay, it’s one of those chain stores you love to hate. Nevertheless, Tower Records is simply nirvana for any music lover. Whether you’re searching for Bach, P-Funk, or Dexter Gordon, more than likely it will turn up here—at a reasonable price. This aural oasis even has its own free magazine, Pulse, which, beyond being a promotional rag, buzzes with commentary by truly music-obsessed scribblers.

360 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-5900,