Spinbox Subscription Box Review – December 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! They also sent a sticker and a note about their sustainable packaging.
My record this month is “Beard, Wives, Denim” by Australian band Pond. It’s awesome! I love it! I had never heard of the band before, but there was a hint in the note that the band was a spin-off. I started listening before I looked them up, and I heard echoes of Jack White, Stone Roses, and a few other bands, but my guess for what band they spun off of was Tame Impala. I was right! The two bands share members, and Pond’s albums are produced by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.
This is the back of the album, and the record is regular black vinyl. I like the old photos on the cover; they really work with the retro-psych vibe of the music. The music is beautiful and fuzzy and rocking! It’s got lots of lengthy jams, which I adore, but it’s still quite accessible.
The Verdict: This was a huge win for me this month with Spinbox! They were dead on with their curation, selecting what is basically my new favorite album du jour, and from a band I had never heard of no less! It is also worth mentioning this month that they sent an album that’s an import, and the vinyl version is $47.99 on Amazon, which is $15 more than the cost of the box. Major score! I am loving my Spinbox subscription!
What do you think of Spinbox?