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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Box

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).

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - inside

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

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - album cover 2

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.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - album cover-reverse

This is the reverse side of the album cover with the tracks listed and all the liner notes. Very old-school!

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - record

What color would you expect a classic reggae album to be? Translucent green! It’s gorgeous!

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - art

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!

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - stencil

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?

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - poem

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!

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - cocktail

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?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

12 Comments

  1. VMP posted a super cute instagram pic of a couple of kids using the stencil to make chalk drawings on the sidewalk. My husband seriously does want to use it to tag stuff like our camping gear boxes and whatever else he can find… so funny!

  2. I love these boxes but I don’t own a record player so the whole “listening” aspect wouldn’t work for me… lol.

  3. Anna,

    Thanks so much for the reviews of this and VNYL! You’ve inspired me to get back into record collecting, after a long break, and I am having a lot of fun! Do you know of any other vinyl subscriptions? I just love the idea of experiencing new music through vinyl.

    • Hi Abba! Thanks! And yay! Yes, there are several, and hopefully I will get a chance to review them all sooner or later! First, make sure you see my reviews of Keep in Touch. Here are some other vinyl subs:
      Full Moon Vinyl
      Castle Vinyl
      The Vault
      Record Friends
      Prescribed Vinyl
      Turntable Kitchen
      And a few others I can’t think of off the top of my head. Also check out the Music Box and Juke Box for non-vinyl music subs.

      • Ah, thank you so much!!! This is dangerous, these all look really cool.

      • There are so many. Are you going to be reviewing any of these or others? Another one is vinyl mnky and they focus on breakthroughs.

  4. I took the stencil and spray painted my recycle bin. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

    • LOL! Awesome! How did it turn out?

  5. great idea this to find out about new music you would never of heard about before!

  6. The stencil could work well to screen print a tee I think.

  7. You must live really close to me if you can listen to that station. (I had to Google it — even after 9 years, I still don’t listen to Atlanta radio…)

    I’m not as into music so this probably isn’t for me (however if there was an all-punk subscription I would be all over it). But it’s still fun to see what they send.

    • Yay ATL! WRAS was awesome. I know what you mean about Atlanta radio, though. WRAS was the only station I listened to for years until the unpleasantness. Now I’m 99% satellite with Friday nights reserved for Stonehenge on WREK.

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