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2015 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2015 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!

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The Record Exchange buys and trades used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and vinyl in good condition Monday-Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m.

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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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pono is here!

Pono is here! The Record Exchange is now carrying the PonoPlayer, a high-resolution digital music player created with the intent of providing a higher quality digital listening experience.

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record store day 2016

Mark your calendars: Record Store Day 2016 is April 16 at The Record Exchange! We'll have 350+ exclusive releases, live music 20% off used music/video and more all weekend long!

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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
2. Cleopatra
The Lumineers
3. Purple Rain
Prince
4. The Complete Peel Sessions
The White Stripes
5. Santana IV
Santana
6. Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt
7. Sounds Like a Reasonable Thing for a Band to Play
eLDopamine
8. Lovers and Leavers
Hayes Carll
9. 25
Adele
10. Ultimate
Prince

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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 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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May 14th, 2011

IN THE RECORD EXCHANGE GIFT SHOP: GRADUATION GIFTS THAT ROCK!

Graduation is here, and you can count on the grad in your life getting a bunch of practical (i.e. boring), “inspirational” and sentimental crap they don’t want.

Don’t be that way.

Instead, get your grad a gift that rocks. Here at The Record Exchange, we got a couple — as in, a couple thousand.

For the music lover, of course, we have Idaho’s largest selection of new and used CDs and vinyl records, plus posters, shirts, DVDs, turntables, accessories and much more.

In The Record Exchange Gift Shop, we have greeting cards, jewelry, apparel, dorm-ready (i.e. practical and cool) home wares and much more.

Wanna go the gift card route? The RX has you covered there, too.

Need more ideas? Look for our special graduation eblast next week!

May 5th, 2011

ROCKIN’ GIFTS FOR MOM AT THE RX!

Moms rock. You know it, we know it. And on May 8, we all pay tribute to their rockitude.

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably wondering what the hell to get your mom for Mother’s Day. Well, let The Record Exchange help.

Visit The Record Exchange Gift Shop and peruse our collection of unique jewelry, home and kitchen ware, apparel, tote bags and wallets, journals and stationary, sunglasses and greeting cards. We have gifts for every budget, including hundreds of items under $10.

Need specific suggestions? We have a few. And they’re all pictured here so you know what they look like.

Wine Monkey. Next time you’re heading to a gala soiree or a neighborhood potluck, slip a Wine Monkey onto your bottle of red or white (or even chimpagne) and you‘re covered! Wine Monkey is made from all-American red-heeled socks. Buy two and you can wear them anywhere!

• Eco Cup. Turn your every day disposable cup into an eco-friendly, reusable mug! These stylish mugs feature silicone lids to keep beverages hot or cold and prevent messy spills. The two layers of porcelain are separated by a hollow cavity that acts as a perfect insulator for hot and cold beverages and ensures you won’t burn your fingers. They’re microwave and dishwasher safe, too!

• Papaya! Art Water Bottles. Stay hydrated. Stay inspired. Your water bottle now says a lot about you. Choose from six Papaya! themes; each design invigorates your water with the power of intention. Each 25-ounce, 100% recyclable bottle features high-quality, food-grade 18/8 stainless steel, BPA free construction, no inner lining and non-leaching/toxin-free materials.

• Grow Your Own garden gift boxes. Gift Republic’s Grow Your Own gift boxes include everything needed to grow an enchanting garden contained in a single pot — perfect for window sills, apartments or a garden starter!

If music is your mom’s thing, the RX, of course, is the place to be. Some of our top-selling releases she might dig include:

Adele 21
Alison Krauss and Union Station Paper Airplane
Emmylou Harris Hard Bargain
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams
Brandi Carlile Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony
The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
Florence and the Machine Lungs Deluxe Edition
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Lucinda Williams Blessed
R.E.M. Do the Collapse

If you can’t decide, there’s always an RX Gift Card. But be prepared: Get her one of those and Mom just might throw metal at the breakfast table.

April 27th, 2011

ROCK A COOL GIFT FOR MOM IN THE RECORD EXCHANGE GIFT SHOP!

Moms rock. You know it, we know it. And on May 8, we will all pay tribute to their rockitude.

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably wondering what the hell to get your mom for Mother’s Day. Well, let The Record Exchange help. Visit The Record Exchange Gift Shop and peruse our collections of unique jewelry, home and kitchen ware, apparel and greeting cards.

If music is your mom’s thing, the RX, of course, is the place to be. Some of our top-selling releases she might dig include new and recent albums from Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Adele, Mumford and Sons, The Head and the Heart, The Decemberists and Ray LaMontagne.

If you can’t decide, there’s always an RX Gift Card. But be prepared: Get her one of those and Mom just might throw metal at the breakfast table.

April 26th, 2011

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27! WE HAVE CARDS!

So, pretty much every day is something, and by that we mean there’s a holiday (unofficial or otherwise) or other type of observance pretty much every day on the calendar year.

And on Wednesday, April 27, it’s Administrative Professionals Day. This is the day to celebrate the unsung heroes of the workplace, the receptionists, admins and other professionals who typically have to deal with the dogpile of duties that no one else in the office wants to deal with.

We have cards for these heroes here at The Record Exchange. Nice cards. Cards that say, “You’ve been doing nice things around the office, and we’ve been noticing.” We also have all kinds of great gift ideas in The Record Exchange Gift Shop if you really want to show them that you’ve been noticing.