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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!


[ rx top 10 ]

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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special orders

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



December 22nd, 2009


Howdy folks, Joy Hart here. In our never-ending quest for the ultimate in-store appearances, we’ve just confirmed an in-store with Alberta Cross at 6 p.m. Jan. 21. Mark it on your calendars, folks! The Record Exchange will be the band’s only stop in Boise!

So…I’m sportin’ the skull candiez and gettin’ a groove on with the dreamy, soaring, epic rock tunes of the Alberta Cross ATO Records debut, Broken Side of Time. It’s a new spin for me, but I’m hooked from the first riff these New York-based, blues-influenced, alt-country rockers from London lay down.

The band claims the name Alberta Cross is an anagram, but won’t say for what. Come on good people, give it a shot. Any of you got mad anagrammatizing skillz?

“Threatened by Courteeners fans, Peter Andre-loving ladies pounding at our door after a bitchy review, and the arrival of the new Mika record… NME has experienced all manner of terrifying stuff – so it takes a lot to make us jittery. But Alberta Cross scare the hell out of us. In a good way. This long-awaited debut album proper from the preacher-chic-touting fivesome is an intoxicating mix of apocalyptic riffs, sob-worthy singalongs and brooding blues. However, it’s the addition of vocalist Petter Ericson Stakee that really sets us a-quiver, his soaring Jim James-meets-Perry Farrell delivery tipping these 10 tracks into intense, dramatic and at times deranged territory. Have them sectioned or make them stars? Fuck it, do both.” — Camilla Pia from