Best of Boston

2016 Best Music Store

In Your Ear

We know: Newbury Comics has basically become a streetwear boutique, while shops like Orpheus and Armageddon respectively focus on niche audiences for classical or punk and metal discs. For a comprehensive selection, nothing beats the unchanging In Your Ear “Mothership” location, situated in a basement between the Paradise Rock Club and BU’s Agganis Arena. Stocking more than 100,000 LPs, CDs, and even 8-tracks, the store gives collectors (and rock legends like Jimmy Page) that priceless, digging-in-the-crates experience where you’ll find what you came for, and leave with much more.

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