Planet Records Boston US Map & Phone & Address
536 Commonwealth Ave. Boston; (617)353-0693
For a small store, this longtime favorite packs a lot in plenty of records, tapes, and CDs. Like anything in Kenmore Square, rock is king here but Planet is also strong in soul, jazz, and R & B.
A couple of years ago it looked like they were getting out of vinyl, going mainly with CDs. But that's not proven to be the case.
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Instead, they expanded the store by one-third; and, to make the used LPs more attractive, most are hand-labeled with a sound quality rating (8. 5 out of 10). Great idea.
Most good or new LPs are priced around $4 to $8. Planet also has a good variety of imports, rare LPs and special sets. Singles, including lots of oldies, are 490 to $2. 99. And then there's the vintage stuff, kitschy albums from the fifties and sixties it's hilarious just to look at the covers.
Many cassettes are $4 and $5, and CDs are usually $7 to $9. Open daily from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. Fridays and Saturdays til 9, Sundays 12-7.