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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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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!

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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

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December 19th, 2014

RECORD EXCHANGE 2014 STAFF PICKS: ERIN

Tis the season for year-end best-of lists, and The Record Exchange is pleased to bring you our 2014 Staff Picks!

Take a gander at Erin’s list:

BELLE AND SEBASTIANerin
If You’re Feeling Sinister/The Boy with the Arab Strap/Tigermilk (vinyl reissues)
THE SPACE LADY
Greatest Hits
BEYONCE
Beyoncé
THE WAR ON DRUGS
Lost in the Dream
A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN
Atomos
VASHTI BUNYAN
Heartleap
GROUPER
Ruins
SHABAZZ PALACES
Lese Majesty
LANA DEL REY
Ultraviolence
MARISSA NADLER
July

December 18th, 2014

RECORD EXCHANGE 2014 STAFF PICKS: ESTI

Tis the season for year-end best-of lists, and The Record Exchange is pleased to bring you our 2014 Staff Picks!

Take a gander at Esti’s list:esti

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Only Lovers Left Alive OST
HAVE A NICE LIFE
The Unnatural World
RITUAL HOWLS
Turkish Leather
ZAMMUTO
Anchor
TRUST
Joyland
SBTRKT
Wonder Where We Land
PERFUME GENIUS
Too Bright
FKA TWIGS
LP1
TY SEGALL
Manipulator
AMEN DUNES
Love

December 18th, 2014

RECORD EXCHANGE 2014 STAFF PICKS: CATHERINE

Tis the season for year-end best-of lists, and The Record Exchange is pleased to bring you our 2014 Staff Picks!

Take a gander at Catherine‘s list:catherine

BECK
Morning Phase
MARIANNE FAITHFULL
Give My Love to London
SUN RA
In the Orbit of Ra
TEMPLES
Sun Structures
MAGGIE BJORKLUND
Shaken
AKA BELLE
The Devil Loves You
CARLA BOZULICH
Boy
ROBERT WYATT
Different Every Time
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
Brill Bruisers
GOAT
Commune
AMEN DUNES
Love

December 17th, 2014

RECORD EXCHANGE 2014 STAFF PICKS: CARL S.

Tis the season for year-end best-of lists, and The Record Exchange is pleased to bring you our 2014 Staff Picks!

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERATake a gander at Carl‘s list:

U2
Songs of Innocence
JOHN HIATT
Terms of My Surrender
LEONARD COHEN
Popular Problems
JUSTIN CURRIE
Lower Reaches
CHRISSIE HYNDE
Stockholm
LUCINDA WILLIAMS
Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
ROSANNE CASH
The River and the Thread
RODNEY CROWELL
Tarpaper Sky
NEIL FINN
Dizzy Heights
AMIGO
Might Could