Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015
Vinyl Me, Please is the modern equivalent of the old “Record of the Month” clubs. As a long-time audiophile and vinyl collector, I had to sign up as soon as I heard about it!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Vinyl Me, Please
The Cost: US – $27 per month / $75 per 3 months / $284 per year
International – $44 per month / $120 per 3 months / $450 per year
The Products: A specially selected limited edition vinyl LP, a cocktail recipe to be paired with the music, an original piece of art, access to “The Standard” (VMP’s online magazine), access to forums, special deals on other albums
Ships to: everywhere, cost included in membership
Ships via: USPS
REGGAE! This month’s album is 1976’S “Super Ape” by Scratch and the Upsetters. I am so excited about this record! I love reggae as a novelty. It’s not what I usually listen to, but when I want to hear it, I want to hear it bad! I am so happy to own some Reggae now that is not Bob Marley. A college station in my area (#savewras) used to have a reggae show on Sunday mornings that was perfect for starting the day off nice and easy. They played lots of music like this, and it was just perfect.
This is the reverse side of the album cover with the tracks listed and all the liner notes. Very old-school!
What color would you expect a classic reggae album to be? Translucent green! It’s gorgeous!
This is my absolute favorite art from VMP EVER! I love the 70’s vibe so much! The artist is Lemi Ghariokwu. I noticed in the VMP shop that they have started making some tee shirts with past artwork on them. I hope they make one with this on it! I would definitely buy one!
This stencil was also included, and I have no idea why. It’s cool, but… Ideas? Am I supposed to go rogue and spray paint Super Ape all over town?
Every month, inside the packaging is a poem or some prose by VMP’s co-founder Tyler Barstow. I can usually take it or leave it, but I actually like this one. Nice!
This month’s cocktail is the Super Ape, of course, and with a nice blend of fruit, rum, and mezcal, it looks like the perfect summer drink! I can’t wait to try it!
The verdict: This month was a 100% win for me! It’s not always, and that’s OK, too. I really think that this subscription is about making sure your record collection has all the great and important music you might have missed, from every genre. It’s like getting a continuous upgrade! I am really enjoying it!
What do you think of Vinyl Me, Please?