Spinbox Subscription Box Review – November 2015
Spinbox is a new monthly record club that sends one album per month. Subscribers can choose between a custom box or one of many themed boxes that they offer.
Spinbox kindly sent us this package for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription: Spinbox
The Cost: $33 per month for the customized box, themed boxes start at $25
The Products: One vinyl album per month, either customized to your tastes or fitting a theme
Ships to: US free, internationally for $16
These are the themed boxes that Spinbox currently has available. This review is of the customized box.
My record came wrapped in the lovely eco-friendly packaging with a note that hints at this month’s selection. Fun!
My record this month is Kurt Vile’s “b’lieve i’m goin down…” and I couldn’t be happier with the selection! I love Kurt Vile! Isn’t he pretty? It’s actually pretty lucky I don’t already have this one because it is currently on my Hot 10 list. His music is rocking and hazy, but not too hard or sludgy. Perfect!
It’s also a double album! Double score!
Here’s a look inside the album cover…
… and here’s a look at the back.
In addition to the record, Spinbox sent this ephemera: a note about their eco-friendly packaging, two cards, and the ever important mp3 download code for this album. As much as I love vinyl, mp3’s sure are handy to have!
The Verdict: I am absolutely over the moon with happiness about the album Spinbox selected for me! That being said, I have slightly mixed feelings about the service itself. I think based on the answers I gave to the quiz, it actually *is* lucky that I didn’t have this album already. I am thrilled to have it now, but Spinbox might look for something more obscure, or ask if the subscriber is already a collector, etc. The other issue I have is the price. I understand that curation and shipping costs money, but this album is $21.23 on Amazon. So, unless I really needed help picking out records, I would probably not be happy about paying $12 more for this album. They should consider offering two records (or more) to cut down on shipping.
What do you think of Spinbox?