Best of Boston

1998 Best Music, CD Store, New

Tower Records

No babel in this Tower, but a vertical, sensible, well-delineated selection of everything you’re looking for, whether in the roomful of world music or on that rack of local bands. Can’t decide? Ample sampler booths stand at the ready, a necessary pleasure when the staff knows less than it should.

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