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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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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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1. Syro
Aphex Twin
2. Upside Down Mountain
Conor Oberst
3. Popular Problems
Leonard Cohen
4. This is All Yours
Alt-J
5. Royal Blood
Royal Blood
6. Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
Robert Plant
7. Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams
8. Sukierae
Tweedy
9. Cheek to Cheek
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
10. They Want My Soul
Spoon

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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!

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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.