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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 ]

rx top 10

1. Prisoner
Ryan Adams
2. Unleashed
Skillet
3. Windy City
Alison Krauss
4. Petals
Elephant Revival
5. One More for the Road
Curtis Stigers
6. 25
Adele
7. Tell Me I’m Pretty
Cage the Elephant
8. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
9. Highway Queen
Nikki Lane
10. Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors

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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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sell us your stuff!

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!

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March 14th, 2010

STAFF PICK OF THE WEEK: JOANNA NEWSOM

How about this for a creative outpouring: Folkie Joanna Newsom‘s new album Have One On Me is not a single LP, not a double LP, but a freakin’ triple LP. Freak-folk yeah!

That’s a lot of music to digest, but RX barista Elliot Soriano was up for the task, and he loved it so much he made the album our Staff Pick of the Week. And so says Elliot:

I’ve been anticipating this album for the last two years, since I first heard a live version of “Esme” on YouTube. I believe it’s the first time I’ve heard a horn section added to her music and it is so beautifully done. I haven’t been this genuinely enthusiastic about an album in my entire life. I hope that statement doesn’t discredit me from being a Record Exchange employee.

January 5th, 2010

RECORD EXCHANGE STAFF PICK: ELLIOT ON CHRIS BROWN

Record Exchange barista mista Elliot Soriano steps up in defense of Chris Brown‘s new album Graffiti. Let the man testify:

This album has garnered a lot of attention recently, mostly for the wrong reasons. Don’t let the controversy surrounding the Chris Brown and Rhianna scandal deter you from giving this album a chance. It’s like the world has forgotten that Chris Brown is actually a really brilliant performer.

The first single from the album, “I Can Transform Ya” with Lil Wayne, aside from being catchy and making transformer references, reminds me of “Wall to Wall” from his last album. That alone is almost enough reason to remind me exactly why I still love Chris Brown’s music. The one track I can’t get out of my head is “Girlfriend.” The handclaps and chanting in this track alone are more than enough to make even the most uptight listener relax and appreciate the song.

Keep in mind that most big box chain stores are blackballing this album and refusing to carry it, and the Record Exchange is carrying it. Keep an optimistic mind towards this album and appreciate the music for what it is.