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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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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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April 19th, 2010


Phantogram‘s Eyelid Movies has been getting a lot of spins around the store, and Mary McNeel is just one of the many RX staffers digging this new record, which masterfully blends electronic loops, hip-hop beats, shoegaze, soul and pop. Here’s what Mary had to say about her Staff Pick of the Week:

If you like electronic music in a gentle hip-hop way, you will enjoy this new release by Phantogram. This duo from a small town in New York brings such beauty to the new world of electronic music. Experience the different styles and harmonies that Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel introduce into their music.

In “Turn it Off” and “Futuristic,” the electronic soundscapes and Barthel’s voice surround you with a beauty that causes you to fall right into their music. Another great song is “Running from the Cops,” which allows you to feel yourself running with them in the comfortable instrumental sounds. Then notice how the music changes to rougher sounds in several of the songs.

The seller song on this CD to me is “All Dried Up.”  Listen to her voice moving with the music as it soaks you up. Here they introduce you to the strong electronic sounds, suggesting the sound of various samplers, tapes, records, synths, drums, percussive and stringed instruments.

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