Best of Boston

2005 Best Music, New

Newbury Comics

An independent music store with a fairly priced, unbeatable selection? Yes, it still exists. This hip shop, with a staff straight out of High Fidelity, sells everything from Britney Spears to the White Stripes. Stop in and you just might catch a live performance by the Next Big Thing, dressed in a ratty T-shirt and strumming on about a broken heart.

332 Newbury St., Boston, 617-236-4930,