Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – May 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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For the first time ever, Vinyl Me, Please included an insert in this month’s package to give subscribers a heads-up on what will be available when their store opens on 5/16. This is really good to know, and it looks like they’ve included some good ones! Subscribers get access to the monthly store, where they can get discounts and sometimes hard-to-find items, and purchases made from the store are shipped for free with their next regular shipment.
This month’s album is “Pinkerton” by Weezer, and it’s an exclusive Vinyl Me, Please pressing! It’s also one that was voted on by the Vinyl Me, Please community. Fun! I loved Weezer back in the day, but like many of us back then, I kind of missed this album. It’s really good! In some ways it’s better that their more popular albums from that era because they seem to take more chances in this album. I could swear I even heard some elements in certain tunes that reminded me of the White Stripes. Check out the pop-up art on the inside of the album cover! So cool!
This is the actual record, and of course I completely adore it! Blue and black marbled vinyl! It’s gorgeous!
This might be my favorite art from Vinyl Me, Please yet! Look how beautiful that is! The artist is Fuco Ueda, and you can see more of her work at fucoueda.com.
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 Sake Martini, and it looks so delicious. About 80% of the reviews I’ve written this spring have mentioned that I am trying to give up sugar, but I guess if I’m going to have a cocktail (which I totally am), a little sugar is the least of my concerns.
Verdict: This month’s Vinyl Me, Please was a HUGE win for me! I loved having the opportunity to rediscover a classic album, and it turns out I really like it. Plus the vinyl is gorgeous! Pair that with beautiful artwork and a delicious cocktail, and this month is a slam-dunk!
What do you think of Vinyl Me, Please? Are you a Weezer fan?