Best CD/Record Store

Euclid Records

With music so easy to obtain today via the Internet — whether via legal or, ahem, not-so-legal means — the act of buying an album at an actual brick-and-mortar record store is almost quaint. But Euclid Records resists obsolescence by stocking nearly as much catalog as any online retailer, meaning you can fulfill your every purchasing whim even quicker than clicking a mouse. The used section just inside the entrance contains a healthy selection of new releases and essential albums in all genres — and that's not even counting the extensive $4.99 bargain bins to the right of the door. The spacious vinyl room is another world entirely, a space where bank-breaking rarities and pedestrian garage-sale gems — and all shades of LP in between — coexist in perfect harmony. Little music-geek flourishes make Euclid a haven for fans of tangible artifacts as well: racks of music books, shelves of new and old 45s and even imported live DVDs. Whether you're on a mission for a specific album or trying to find the next disc that'll change your life, Euclid's your go-to destination.

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