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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!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

[ 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.

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[ 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!

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[ 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!

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[ 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!

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[ 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!

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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

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

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December 15th, 2013

IN THE RECORD EXCHANGE GIFT SHOP: WHAT TIME IS IT? ADVENTURE TIME!

adventure_time_me_3dbt_webAdventure Time has a rabid following amongst teenagers and adults alike, so it’s not surprising that one critic described the show as “basically what would happen if you asked a bunch of 12-year-olds to make a cartoon, only it’s the best possible version of that, like if all the 12-year-olds were super geniuses and some of them were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and the Marx Brothers.”

Adventure Time lovers will find plenty to love in The Record Exchange Gift Shop, including themed Memory and Monopoly games, posters, plush dolls, belts, keychains, magnets, patches, stickers and more!

December 14th, 2013

IN THE RECORD EXCHANGE GIFT SHOP: MONSTER BOOTY TRUCKER HATS!

hatsWe’re big fans of Monster Booty here in The Record Exchange Gift Shop, and the latest arrival from these forward-thinking indie fashion mavens is a collection of trucker hats.

Each one-of-a-kind hat features a felt monster made from recycled materials!

December 13th, 2013

IN THE RECORD EXCHANGE GIFT SHOP: HALF-PINT SILK-SCREENED CANDLES!

candlesThe candle market this time of year is like the mall – crowded. In The Record Exchange Gift Shop, we make it easy to get around – and easy to find a great candle or two to cover your Christmas list wishes.

A favorite new arrival of ours is this collection of half-pint candles from Skeem. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt!

December 12th, 2013

‘TIS THE SEASON OF THE UNICORN

unicornVery few mythical creatures scream “pencil sharpener,” but, well, very few mythical creatures are as badass as the unicorn.

In addition to said unicorn pencil sharpener (pictured), the RX Gift Shop is well-stocked with our mono-horned friend: inflatable unicorn heads and horns, “uni-corn” corn holders, boo-boo bandages, necklaces and much more!