Best Of Tucson®

Best Retail Music Store

Zia Record Exchange

The world has already ended, sort of, for collectors of physical music media such as vinyl records and CDs, as these formats increasingly give way to digitized files. However, Zia continues to feed the habits of those who prefer higher-quality audio and like to actually hold artifacts as they listen. (Zia also offers music downloads through the website.) If you're looking for the latest rock, hip hop, Latino or metal releases, or jazz, classical, country and international CDs, or to exchange what you have for something new or used, Zia is the place to do it. There are also music and pop-culture gift items, and there's a life-affirming selection of new and used DVDs.

Runners up:

2. Metro Gnome Music

4044 E. Speedway Blvd.


3. Toxic Ranch Records

424 E. Sixth St.