BEST CD STORE (CLASSICAL) Minneapolis 2000 - Cheapo
As more and more music buyers are turning to the Internet to save money or track down obscure titles, it seems that the selection in most retail outlets is getting thinner, especially when it comes to genres outside the Top 40. You might not that think that a store in Uptown--the Twin Cities' nexus of alternative-leaning rock--would be a natural place to seek classical discs, but take a peek at Cheapo. The classical (and jazz) CDs here are now separated from the main store by some glass partitions, for quieter browsing through the bins. Cheapo offers a wide selection of discs that goes well beyond the basic Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms. Plus, there's a host of budget-priced ($5.99) classical discs. Bravo!