Best of Boston

2007 Best Music, Specialty

In Your Ear

An old-school record store that drowns out the download age by cultivating loyal customers and an understated cool you can’t buy on iTunes, In Your Ear caps one of the city’s best vinyl collections with a superior trove of classical music CDs. It also draws audiophiles with a surprisingly deep selection of reel-to-reel tapes, manufacturer-sealed Pink Floyd and Eagles LPs, and an intriguing mélange of minidiscs.

957 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-787-9755,