Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – March 2016
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 Box: 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
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This month’s album is “Long Way Home” by Lapsey, currently $19.99 on Amazon. I know there’s a bit of a glare on the picture, but I left the plastic on so that you could see the sticker in the upper right corner. It’s an exclusive pressing for Vinyl Me, Please subscribers! This is the kind of thing that makes collectors very happy! This album was just released on March 4, which is also exciting! This is Lapsley’s highly anticipated debut album. I just wish this was my style of music! As it stands, I don’t like it very much, which is such a bummer. I am really excited that a plus-sized female musician is getting so much attention! Her music is basically pop electronica with heavy vocals. I know many people are completely in love with this.
This is the reverse side with the tracks listed out.
This poster was included inside the record sleeve, as well as an MP3 download card.
This is the record sleeve. I love photo collages in albums! It makes me feel like I know the artist on another level.
Here’s the record itself. White vinyl! I love colored vinyl!
I’m not sure how I feel about this month’s art pairing. I think I like the symbology, but I don’t like the pink background in this case. The artist is Jose Mertz.
Every month the inner packaging is printed with a poem or some prose penned by Vinyl Me, Please’s co-founder, Tyler Barstow, to support the album selection.
The cocktail this month is the Dark & Stormy. It kind of looks like a Moscow Mule with aged rum, though, instead of vodka. Either way, it looks delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try that one.
Verdict: If I was a Lapsley fan, I would be over the moon this month with the exclusive pressing, the white vinyl, the poster, and the MP3 download card! It’s really a beautifully curated package. It just so happens I’m not a fan, so it was a bit of a bust for me. This is something you know going into this subscription: once in a while, you’re going to get a record you don’t like. Fortunately, it’s pretty rare, for me at least.
What do you think of Vinyl Me, Please? Are you a Lapsley fan?