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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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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2013 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we're posting individual lists here on the website. You can also visit the store to view all the lists in realtime and shop our special '13 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!

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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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Think local. Think indie. Think $9.99 CDs at Record Exchange.

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Okay, here it is: the Record Store Day exclusives list. Over 400 limited-edition CDs, vinyl LPs, 7-inches and more available Saturday, April 19 at The Record Exchange. Follow the link to peruse the list and read about Record Exchange RSD events!


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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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1. Seasons
Hollow Wood
2. Lazaretto
Jack White
3. Fortune Favors the Bold
Bread & Circus
4. Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker
5. The Both
The Both
6. Zaba
Glass Animals
7. The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale
Eric Clapton and Friends
8. Voyager
Jenny Lewis
9. Singles
Future Islands
10. Foundations of Burden

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The Record Exchange is proud to be part of Radio Boise's KRBX Card program! Present your card on Sunday and New Release Tuesday (6-9 p.m.) and get 20% off all gift shop items and 20% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and cassettes!



October 6th, 2011


The Record Exchange was named a GRAMMY Top 10 Current Record Store. Idaho’s largest independent record store placed sixth (tie) on the list of U.S.-based stores. Read the full article at

The national recognition came just as The Record Exchange was voted Best Local CD/Record Store for the 10th consecutive year by readers of Boise Weekly.

The Record Exchange was one of five Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) member stores on the GRAMMY list. Other CIMS stores on the list were Twist & Shout (Denver), Music Millennium (Portland, Ore.), Waterloo Records & Video (Austin, Texas) and Fingerprints (Long Beach, Calif.).

“The Record Exchange is honored to be included on this list. After more than 34 years in business, it’s rewarding to receive this kind of national recognition,” said Michael Bunnell, Record Exchange Founder/Owner and CIMS Executive Director. “I’m especially proud that the CIMS organization has half of the Top 10 stores in the country.”