Vital vinyl: The 3 best record shops in Cambridge

Planet Records | Photo: M M./Yelp

Shopping for vinyl records?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top vinyl record outlets in Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for vinyl records.

November is the top month of the year for consumer spending at retail and wholesale businesses across the Cambridge area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of customer relationship management software and email automation for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Cambridge-area retail and wholesale businesses grew to $89 for the metro area in November of last year, 5% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Armageddon Shop

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First on the list is Armageddon Shop. Located at 12 Eliot St. in West Cambridge, the spot to score vinyl records and more is the highest-rated vinyl record spot in Cambridge, boasting 4.5 stars out of 29 reviews on Yelp.

2. Stereo Jack's Records

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Next up is Peabody's Stereo Jack's Records, situated at 1686 Massachusetts Ave. With four stars out of 54 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score music, DVDs and vinyl records has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Planet Records

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Finally, West Cambridge's Planet Records, located at 144 Mt Auburn St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score music, DVDs and vinyl records four stars out of 48 reviews.

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