Best of Boston

2014 Best Music

Cheapo Records

Some used-record stores are disorganized warehouses, while others have sparse offerings to match their small spaces. This circa-1954 Central Square icon manages its wide catalog well, making it easy to hunt down the original gatefold edition of Led Zeppelin III or that rare jazz box set you never knew you wanted. Granted, some dingier shops may have lower prices, but vinyl from Cheapo comes with all the warm, welcome cracks and hisses and hardly any skips or scratches.

538 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4455,