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2016 staff picks

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!



June 1st, 2010


Every now and then the wind blows the right way and Joe Pollard can be found workin’ it behind the Record Exchange counter just like old times. Record Store Day was one of them. (Joe wears the Devo energy dome well, don’t he?) We used the occasion to bug Joe to contribute a Staff Pick of the Week, and he chose a good one, Four Tet‘s latest There is Love in You:

It’s been nearly five years since the last proper Four Tet release Everything Ecstatic, but I dare say it has been well worth the wait, especially since Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden has actually released quite a few singles, EPs and remixes; along with hooking up with old bandmates (Fridge) and legendary jazz drummer Steve Reid (with whom Kieran has recorded several jazz-oriented albums).

It’s not too often that an artist can be equally skilled at creating their own uniquely brilliant songs and can also remix someone else’s work into something even more impressive; but original albums like Everything Ecstatic and the reworked cuts from 2006’s Remixes are testaments to Hebden’s talents in both of these regards.

There is Love in You is an album that would go over equally well among the dance club crowd in the wee hours of the morning or the early afternoon Sunday brunch mimosa sippers. Songs like “Love Cry” and “Sing” are super beat-happy cuts that pulse and throb, but have a softer edge than some of Four Tet’s earlier originals. Other songs like opener “Angel Echos” or “Reversing” may not be quite so dance-centric, but they do swirl about one’s brain very nicely, with lots of gently little bleeps and blips as well as gooey layers of ethereal sonic haze.

Despite the subtle nature of There is Love in You, the album is addictively easy to play over and over and over; it’s one that you can throw in the CD changer for weeks on end and not ever feel overly compelled to take it back out. 

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