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Groove your way into these Boston-area record stores

Score some new vinyl at these local shops on Record Store Day — or any day, for that matter.

A large white sign that says "Nuggets" in black lettering, along with the words "since 1978" hangs outside on the sidewalk of a building-lined street.

Buy, sell, and trade records at Nuggets Records.

Photo by @mio.v.la

Unplug the aux cord and dust off your old record player. We’ve rounded up eight vibrant + cozy record stores that are totally in tune with your musical needs.

First things first: If you’re lacking a turntable in your life, snag a snazzy new record player. If you’ve already got one ready to rock, let’s roll.

Vintage Underground, 957 Commonwealth Ave.
Refresh your music selection and your wardrobe at this hybrid vintage + record store. The spot is owned by Cheapo Records in partnership with Allston’s Vivant Vintage.

Cheapo Records, 538 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Since 1954, this Cambridge institution has offered a unique record shopping experience in Central Square with bright neon signs and a retro aesthetic.

GOOD TASTE Records, 4 Thacher St.
For a curated selection of reasonably priced vinyl, check out the “Daily Taste” to see what’s new at the North End store.

Light of Day Records, 21 Main St., Medford
The Boston-based record store opened up shop inside Deep Cuts brewery — stop by to browse new + vintage vinyl while sipping craft beer.

Two signs reading "Cheapo Records" in yellow

We could spend hours browsing Cheapo’s collection.

Photo by @telinunu

Nuggets Records, 486 Commonwealth Ave.
Sift through the Kenmore Square store’s record, CD, and cassette collection to find unique and out-of-print items.

Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St.
Savor some tapas and a cocktail while shopping for records at the full-service restaurant, book, and music store in Jamaica Plain.

Village Vinyl and Hi-Fi, 307 Harvard St., Brookline
Shop used amps, turntables + speakers in addition to “records that music lovers really want.” You can also get your equipment repaired at the Coolidge Corner store.

Wanna Hear It Records, 117A Galen St., Watertown
The Watertown spot opened in 2020 and carries new and used punk, hardcore, metal, and indie rock vinyl + items from independently owned brands across the US.

And of course, we can’t forget the Boston classic Newbury Comics, a locally founded store with ~30 locations across the Northeast.

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