Best Music in Boston

2014 Best Music

Cheapo Records

Cambridge

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…Read More

2013 Best Music

Somerville Grooves

Somerville

For music nerds, the neighborhood record store used to be a home away from home, and its disappearance in recent years has left us distraught. So it was with sweet…Read More

2009 Best Music

Newbury Comics

Boston

With brick-and-mortar record stores boarding up left and right, this local chain—launched in 1978 by a pair of MIT students—has acquired fresh polish on its cherished-institution status. But the truth…Read More

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