Best of Boston

Best Music

2003 Best Music, Used

Disc Diggers

Somerville
When you're looking for used vinyl, hit Looney Tunes in Cambridge. Want psychedelic CDs? Try Twisted Village in Harvard Square. But for an all-around selection [...] read more»
2002 Best Music, Record Label

Big Wheel Recreation

Boston
Most of the music getting airtime on commercial radio these days may be pop-driven drivel, but no one has told that to the folks at [...] read more»
2002 Best Music, Rock Album

Chauncey

We were one more Creed song away from slitting our wrists when Chauncey's self-titled debut—loaded with swerving melodies, bending rhythms, and emotional truths—revived our faith [...] read more»
2002 Best Music, Store

Newbury Comics, Back Bay location

Boston
Now that antiseptic virgins have started selling overpriced CDs at the corner of Newbury Street and Mass. Ave., it's nice to know the bad girl [...] read more»
2000 Best Music, Record Store, New

Twisted Village

Cambridge
When they are not playing in the local band Major Stars, Wayne Rogers and Kate Biggar offer the city's most impressive collection of rare, avant-garde, [...] read more»
2000 Best Music, Record Store, Use

Record Hog

Somerville
The Hog is for vinylphiles who want record buying to be an unpredictable treasure hunt. Looking for a mint copy of a Fugs LP? A [...] read more»
2000 Best Music, Up-and-Coming Artist

Star Ghost Dog

With all the dot-com madness in the Zeitgeist, who has time for good old-fashioned slacker ennui? Star Ghost Dog, that's who. The fact that they [...] read more»
1999 Best Music, Used CDs/Albums

Mystery Train

Boston
Where else can you find exotica such as a classic album from the sixties by the French lounge singer Serge Gainsbourg? Mystery Train carries a [...] read more»
1998 Best Music, CD Store, New

Tower Records

Boston
No babel in this Tower, but a vertical, sensible, well-delineated selection of everything you're looking for, whether in the roomful of world music or on [...] read more»
1998 Best Music, CD Store, Used

Disc Diggers

Somerville
A wide selection of prices is as important as a solid choice of music, and Disc Diggers has both. It also has CDs as low [...] read more»
1997 Best Music, Records/Discs

Tower Records

Boston
Okay, it's one of those chain stores you love to hate. Nevertheless, Tower Records is simply nirvana for any music lover. Whether you're searching for [...] read more»
1997 Best Music, Records/Discs—Used

Mystery Train Records

Boston
Mystery Train in Gloucester houses perhaps the most eclectic assemblage of music and tchotchkes in eastern Massachusetts. A Gustav Mahler postcard here, a Charlie's Angelslunch [...] read more»
1995 Best Music, World Beat

The Mighty Charge

The Mighty Charge believes in music with a message—its debut CD, released in January, is titled Save the World. This seven-piece Marley influenced reggae band [...] read more»
1992 Best Music, Compact Discs

Tower Records

Boston
Towers above the competition. read more»
1992 Best Music, Compact-Disc Jockeys

HMV

Cambridge
A very knowledgeable staff. read more»