When stacks of records overflow outside a store's front door, you know you're in for a deliciously disorganized display. In Your Ear doesn't disappoint. The main location stocks 100,000 LPs and CDs, though the word "stocks" is used loosely here; crates in the aisles and a massive odds-and-ends bin feature three-for-a-buck bargains. (OMC's "How Bizarre"? Score!) The 8-track selection is uncommonly large, the magazine section has random back issues of Relix and Rolling Stone and the corner of the store is plastered with kitschy Mexican movie posters like El Regreso de King Kong. It's a glorious mess.
Do rare recordings get you all hot under the collar? Boston'’ best record stores are a hardy bunch—while most of the city's CD-and-vinylmongers have gone the way of the dinosaurs there are still a handful that keep trucking along. Throw on your crate-digging gloves and embark on an aural adventure with us as we explore the shelves of the best tunesmiths in town. Peruse their eclectic music selections to find a new favorite, or treat someone special in your life to a thoughtful gift. Looking to hear some killer tunes in a cool setting? Check out the best beer bars in Boston. And once you're inspired and the time is right, head out and catch a show at one of the best live music venues in Boston.
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