How about a little hometown pride for Amoeba and Aquarius Records, two SF institutions that topped SPIN's 15 Best Indie Record Stores in the country list (compiled in honor of Record Store Day last Saturday)? Amoeba took the #1 spot on the list, Aquarius, the #7.
On Aquarius: "It's one of those record stores where you can go in and say, ‘Got anything that sounds like this?' and they'll go ‘Yeah!' and pull something out of the back."
On Amoeba: "There's something really soothing about rows and rows (and rows) of vinyl, just waiting to be flipped through, and when you hear that satisfying flip-flip-chunk sound of diggers, it's almost like hearing a great minimalist electronica record or something."
Check out the full roundup here.