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Readers' Choice: Best Album Store

CD Heaven

Allan Rosen says: “CD Heaven’s owner is a walking encyclopedia of music knowledge. There is also an excellent selection of LPs, along with lots of concert DVDs. Unlike Best Buy or Wal-Mart, you can actually get some knowledgeable personal service in this place.” Click here to see all of the...
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Best Of Readers' Poll 2009: Best Album Store

6 years ago by Amy Guthrie
Record stores are an endangered species, what with all the digital downloads available these days. But a few shops are still stocking vinyl and CDs for the deejays and collectors among us. Tell us which Broward or Palm Beach record store is your favorite in the comment section...
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New Times Best Of Readers' Poll 2009

6 years ago by Eric Barton
For the dozen years we've been picking the best of Broward and Palm Beach and slapping it into one issue, we've asked our readers to vote blindly for your favorite local stuff. Yes, we tallied it fairly, throwing out repeat ballots by the same people and even issuing the occasional...
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Best Burger 2009 Honorable Mention

6 years ago by John Linn
This year's Best Of Broward-Palm Beach edition is up online today, folks. And I have to say: this issue is packed full of great food. Want a great place to walk up and get a slice of New York pie, complete with the scowl? How about the very best restaurant...
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Best Record/CD Store

For those days when downloading music off the Internet isn't an option, you'd rather slit your skinny wrists than darken the doorstep of a Barnes and Noble, and you don't want to wait for Amazon.com to deliver the latest disc from Kamikazee Wombat (or whatever it is you damn kids listen to these days) via your friendly mail carrier, Uncle Sam's is so totally ready to hook you up. In fact, this Lauderhill locus of hip artifacts (the similarly awesome Tate's Comics is in the same shopping center) specializes in indie/alternative/punk/industrial/goth platters, both new and used. Odds are, the tres cool new Stereolab album or Sigür Ros single will be on sale at a price competitive enough to make you swear off big-box discount stores for good. And the store's well-stocked selection of posters, T-shirts, body jewelry, baubles, trinkets, geegaws, doodads, knick-knacks, and gizmos goes well above and beyond the call of duty. As independent record/CD stores go the way of the woolly mammoth, Uncle Sam's wants you to continue to spend your money at shops that still give a damn about music, instead of soy lattes and frou-frou cookbooks.
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