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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2016 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 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 select live music events!

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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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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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1. Voids
Minus the Bear
2. Divide
Ed Sheeran
3. Side Pony
Lake Street Dive
4. Last Place
Grandaddy
5. Volcano
Temples
6. Blurryface
Twenty One Pilots
7. Prisoner
Ryan Adams
8. Windy City
Alison Krauss
9. Graveyard Whistling
Old 97’s
10. Eponym
Steve Fulton

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are now on sale at The Record Exchange!

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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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Can't find it in the store? The Record Exchange does special orders!

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March 8th, 2013

CIMS RECOMMENDS: MADELEINE PEYROUX’S ‘THE BLUE ROOM’

Madeleine Peyroux - The Blue Room (2013)BUY THE CD HERE

Madeleine Peyroux has proved to be an uncannily insightful interpreter with her consistently impeccable choice of material. Peyroux’s new album, The Blue Room, sees the genre-blending singer reworking some landmark musical gems, in a repeat collaboration with longtime producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Walter Becker, Tracy Chapman, Herbie Hancock). The Blue Room started life as Klein’s re-examination of Ray Charles’s classic Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music but soon moved away from being strictly an homage to that album. So, alongside tunes such as “Bye Bye Love,” “Born To Lose,” “You Don’t Know Me” and the anthemic “I Can’t Stop Loving You” are Randy Newman’s “Guilty,” Warren Zevon’s “Desperadoes Under The Eaves,” John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind,” and Leonard Cohen’s “Bird on a Wire.” Much like Charles, who in 1962 jelled R&B, gospel, country and jazz, The Blue Room is at a nexus of styles, blending jazz, blues, country and pop. The sometimes eerie, often sparse arrangements prove the perfect canvas for Peyroux’s musical palette and seem to effortlessly blend with her voice.

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