Best of Boston

2015 Best Record Store

Deep Thoughts JP

This shop is welcoming enough to embrace all varieties of weirdo, informed enough to impress every type of nerd, and just strange enough to ward off the squares. With a huge stock that spans the musical universe, from way-out folk to cassette-punk and art-rap—not to mention every hyper-hyphenated subgenre in between—Deep Thoughts is an essential day trip for the city’s music obsessives.

138B South St., Jamaica Plain, 617-522-3587,