Best of Boston

1999 Best Music, Used CDs/Albums

Mystery Train

Where else can you find exotica such as a classic album from the sixties by the French lounge singer Serge Gainsbourg? Mystery Train carries a wide range of genres from popular rock and jazz to the out-of-print, exotic, and retro. The staff has a quirky and funnier-than-thou attitude that is actually a front for their knowledge. And most important, it’s one of the few used-CD stores that let their customers listen before they buy. Vinyl and tapes are also available.

304 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-0216,