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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 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!

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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 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 October 2015 - album-cover

This month’s selection is There Will Be No Sad Tomorrow by Blessed Feathers. I had never heard of this artist or album before, and I love being surprised by good music! While this album is not completely my style, it’s really beautiful. It’s very calming somehow. This music is perfect for listening while making dinner or doing paperwork. I also think the album cover is completely gorgeous!

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

This is the reverse side of the album cover. I like the cool retro vibe, but more importantly, it has the really interesting story of the artists’ lives. You don’t see that every day on album covers.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 2015 - insert-cover

This album also came with an insert, which is always fun. I love the color scheme of this whole album.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 2015 - insert-inside

The inside of the insert is a photo album! Fun!

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 2015 - insert

The insert also has the lyrics to all the songs. I always appreciate printed lyrics.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 2015 - download-card

I mainly photographed this to remind myself to tell you that this month’s record came with a free download card! Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t, but when they do, it almost doubles the value of the record to me, personally, because then I can play the tunes from any digital media player without purchasing the digital copy. Score!

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 2015 - record

You know I’m a sucker for colored vinyl! But seriously, have you ever seen such a pretty record? And it’s that heavy, durable 180 gram vinyl. This was an exclusive pressing for Vinyl Me, Please, and the album was just released on October 9 of this year. I really like getting new releases or re-releases!

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 2015 - art

I like this artwork a lot. I love Native and Western designs, and I feel like it matches the tone of the music really well this month. I just wish it was in the same color scheme as the album; that would have been amazing! The artist is Nate Duval.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 2015 - poem

I am apparently having an on-again-off-again love affair with the poetry of Tyler Barstow, co-founder of Vinyl Me, Please. Lately I’ve been trying to remind myself that his poetry is supposed to pair with the album, and he writes these almost in tribute to the album. His work has been growing on me, especially since he’s reduced / removed needless smatterings of profanity. I think this one might be my favorite so far.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review October 2015 - cocktail

I’m not a fan of gin, so I can’t really comment on the cocktail this month. Last month the cocktail was the only thing I really liked, but this month it’s the only thing I don’t really like. I much prefer this month!

The verdict: Aside from the cocktail, this month was a huge hit for me! I love discovering new music, I love heavy, colored vinyl, I love current releases, I love exclusive pressings, and the artwork and poem were great! My feelings about most subscription boxes tend to go up and down over time, but Vinyl Me, Please has been a consistent favorite of mine since I’ve subscribed. I think their service is really unique and extremely well-curated.

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.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much nursermk! You made my day!

  2. I have little knowledge about the subject but I love reading the description of this Sub since I learn so much! It is clear you have an interest and a passion as details and your personality come through with these reviews. Thank you!

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