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2014 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2014 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we will be posting individual lists here on the website. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and shop our special '14 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!


[ give the gift of music ]

give the gift of music

The Record Exchange has 60 hand-picked new CDs sale-priced at $9.99 for your holiday gift-giving, and you can send music to our troops overseas, too.


[ idaho ho ho 2014 ]

idaho ho ho 2014

The 2014 installment of the Idaho Ho Ho benefit holiday CD is now available at The Record Exchange. Proceeds from sales of the CD go to the Idaho Foodbank!

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The Record Exchange is a proud partner with Boise's Payette Brewing Company! Enjoy Payette Brewing Company beer (and for free!) at Record Exchange events such as Record Store Day, the annual holiday Bonus Club Sale and our singer-songwriter Birthday Bash celebrations!


[ go listen boise ]

go listen boise

Go Listen Boise is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with the mission of fostering a vibrant and diverse musical culture in the Boise area.


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rx amazon store

Visit The Record Exchange's Amazon Marketplace store to shop for rare and discount CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books. Live in Boise? Order online and arrange for in-store pickup!


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[ rx holiday hours ]

rx holiday hours

Friday, Dec. 19: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Saturday, Dec. 20: 9am-10pm

Sunday, Dec. 21: 9am-9pm

Monday, Dec. 22: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Tuesday, Dec. 23: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 8am-6pm

New Year's Eve, Dec. 31: 10am-7pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

New Year's Day, Jan. 1: 10am-9pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 9am)

[ best of 2014 vinyl sale ]

best of 2014 vinyl sale

Our friends at Beggars Group — which includes such fine indie labels as Matador, 4AD, XL and True Panther — released some great albums in 2014, and to celebrate, we’re offering 14 titles on vinyl on sale through January 15!


[ black friday exclusives ]

black friday exclusives

Black Friday is over, but The Record Exchange still has dozens of vinyl and CD exclusives you can’t get anywhere else in the Treasure Valley!


[ buy rx gift cards online! ]

buy rx gift cards online!

Record Exchange Gift Cards can now be ordered for picky music fans from anywhere in the world!

Whether you live in town and want Aunt Sally in Sheboygan to stop sending you a Sears Gift Card, or you're Aunt Sally in Sheboygan and want to send your favorite RX shopper some store dollars, a Record Exchange Gift Card offers the perfect online shopping experience — and we'll ship it anywhere you want it to go!


[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Idaho Ho Ho 2014
Various Artists
2. The Endless River
Pink Floyd
3. Rock or Bust
4. 1989
Taylor Swift
5. Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Sturgill Simpson
6. They Want My Soul
7. Classics
She & Him
8. Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters
9. Popular Problems
Leonard Cohen
10. Cheek to Cheek
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga



It’s party time: The Record Exchange annual Bonus Club Customer Appreciation Sale will be held on Monday, Dec. 8, and yule not want to miss it.

As a thank you to our customers for supporting Idaho’s largest independent record store, The Record Exchange is offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE DURING THE PARTY (5 TO 9 P.M.) AND 20% OFF STOREWIDE DURING THE DAY (9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.).

And that’s just the start. To enhance your holiday shopping experience, the evening festivities also will include:

• FREE CRAFT BEER FROM PAYETTE BREWING CO. We’ll have cans of delicious, Boise-brewed craft beer from our partner Payette Brewing Co., and you’ll get to drink some for free (provided you’re 21 or older and show us a valid I.D.).

LIVE RADIO BROADCAST AND SILENT AUCTION FINALE. Once again, 94.9 FM The River’s Tim Johnstone will be broadcasting live from the store and emceeing the party, including the finale of our exclusive Concert for Cause Silent Auction.

archie's placeARCHIE’S PLACE. Our friends from one of Boise’s best food trucks will be at the store selling select favorites off their menu!




In addition to housing Boise’s Biggest and Best Gift Shop, this season The Record Exchange has more than 100 new Black Friday exclusives from our friends at Record Store Day, plus hundreds of new CDs under 10 bucks, including 60 hand-picked Give the Gift of Music titles!

If you’re not already a member of the RX Bonus Club, you can sign up at the Bonus Club Party and start saving! As a Bonus Club member, you get $10 in store credit every time you accrue $120 in store purchases.

If you want to sign up for the RX Bonus Club prior to the sale, visit The Record Exchange and ask a clerk for a free membership form!