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2014 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2014 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we will be posting individual lists here on the website. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and shop our special '14 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

[ give the gift of music ]

give the gift of music

The Record Exchange has 60 hand-picked new CDs sale-priced at $9.99 for your holiday gift-giving, and you can send music to our troops overseas, too.

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[ idaho ho ho 2014 ]

idaho ho ho 2014

The 2014 installment of the Idaho Ho Ho benefit holiday CD is now available at The Record Exchange. Proceeds from sales of the CD go to the Idaho Foodbank!

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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 our singer-songwriter Birthday Bash celebrations!

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[ go listen boise ]

go listen boise

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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rx amazon store

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 holiday hours ]

rx holiday hours

Friday, Dec. 19: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Saturday, Dec. 20: 9am-10pm

Sunday, Dec. 21: 9am-9pm

Monday, Dec. 22: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Tuesday, Dec. 23: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 8am-6pm

New Year's Eve, Dec. 31: 10am-7pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

New Year's Day, Jan. 1: 10am-9pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 9am)

[ best of 2014 vinyl sale ]

best of 2014 vinyl sale

Our friends at Beggars Group — which includes such fine indie labels as Matador, 4AD, XL and True Panther — released some great albums in 2014, and to celebrate, we’re offering 14 titles on vinyl on sale through January 15!

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[ black friday exclusives ]

black friday exclusives

Black Friday is over, but The Record Exchange still has dozens of vinyl and CD exclusives you can’t get anywhere else in the Treasure Valley!

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[ buy rx gift cards online! ]

buy rx gift cards online!

Record Exchange Gift Cards can now be ordered for picky music fans from anywhere in the world!

Whether you live in town and want Aunt Sally in Sheboygan to stop sending you a Sears Gift Card, or you're Aunt Sally in Sheboygan and want to send your favorite RX shopper some store dollars, a Record Exchange Gift Card offers the perfect online shopping experience — and we'll ship it anywhere you want it to go!

GET THEM HERE

[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Idaho Ho Ho 2014
Various Artists
2. The Endless River
Pink Floyd
3. Rock or Bust
AC/DC
4. 1989
Taylor Swift
5. Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Sturgill Simpson
6. They Want My Soul
Spoon
7. Classics
She & Him
8. Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters
9. Popular Problems
Leonard Cohen
10. Cheek to Cheek
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

[ INFOTAINMENT ]

October 8th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN GARY CLARK, JR. LIVE VINYL TEST PRESSING (ULTRA-RARE)

418456063172-500Gary Clark, Jr. has an excellent new live album out, and one lucky customer will win an ultra-rare vinyl test pressing of it!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Gary Clark Jr.” HERE by midnight Thursday, Oct. 16. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Oct. 17.

October 8th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN A LIMITED EDITION RENTALS COLORED VINYL LP!

TheRentalsLostInAlphaville600px050914.galleryThe Rentals are back with a new album Lost in Alphaville, and one lucky customer will win a limited edition coke bottle clear vinyl version of the LP!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “The Rentals” HERE by midnight Thursday, Oct. 16. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Oct. 17.

October 8th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN A TENNIS VINYL LP AND PAIR OF TICKETS TO THEIR KNIT SHOW!

tennisThe Record Exchange is super excited to be hosting a Tennis in-store on Oct. 18, and we’re giving you a chance to win a vinyl copy of their new album Ritual in Repeat and a pair of tickets to their Knitting Factory show later that evening!

October 8th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN A GRATEFUL DEAD PRIZE PACK WITH 3CD SET & PINT GLASSES!

Dead_WUTFO_glasses_(950x950)_nowThe Record Exchange has a Grateful Dead prize pack to give away that includes a Wake Up to Find Out 3CD set and four Dead pint glasses!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Grateful Dead” HERE by midnight Thursday, Oct. 16. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Friday, Oct. 17.