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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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rx top 10

1. Voids
Minus the Bear
2. Divide
Ed Sheeran
3. Side Pony
Lake Street Dive
4. Last Place
5. Volcano
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!



February 9th, 2010


Like many RX staffers, co-owner Jil Sevy is smitten with Beach House‘s third album Teen Dream, which comes bundled with a DVD featuring videos for every song (even the vinyl version has the DVD).

Here’s what Jil had to say about it:

Dream-pop doesn’t get much better than Beach House, and Teen Dream might be the Baltimore duo’s best album yet.

Built on warm organ drones and reverb-drenched guitar, Beach House’s sound could have easily remained as pleasantly monochromatic as it was on their 2006 debut. But this is the rare band that has improved (and evolved) over time, particularly in the areas of melody and instrumental interplay.

Thankfully, the richer arrangements and sonic exploration take nothing away from Victoria Legrand’s haunting, seductive vocals — in fact, they complement them quite well. Visit The Record Exchange’s CIMS listening station, step inside the Beach House and hear Teen Dream for yourself (I recommend starting with “Silver Soul”). Once you enter, you won’t want to leave.

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