We love independent record stores that still indulge peculiar tastes, in a music world increasingly bound by chains. Still, mega-stores are tempting places, because you know the odds are good they'll have what you're looking for. That's why we're so impressed by My Generation. The bins in this indie store's long aisles are crammed with the back catalogs of popular and obscure bands alike, including the occasional rare import. We never expected to find exhaustive collections of '80s post-punk and '70s Kraut rock in a strip mall in Westlake, but we did.