Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 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: Worldwide, cost included in membership
Ships via: USPS
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This month’s album is “Z” by My Morning Jacket, and it’s an exclusive Vinyl Me, Please pressing! It’s also a double album. I have vaguely known about My Morning Jacket for a long time, but I’ve never really gotten into them. Now that I’ve listened to my new album a few times, I can’t imagine why. It’s true that they definitely fit squarely into the “indie rock” category, but they’re very unique and innovative. I am enjoying this album.
The liner notes were printed on this paper which was tucked into one of the sleeves.
Here are the records, pressed on clear vinyl spattered with light blue, black and white! These are so pretty; I just love them. I am such a sucker for colored vinyl! I also noticed recently that albums from Vinyl Me, Please are already becoming quite the collectors’ items. Exciting!
This is the artwork for the month. It definitely “goes with” the album, but mainly because it’s basically a copy of the album cover in a different color. I don’t know how I feel about that. The artist is Kathleen Lolley.
Recently, Vinyl Me, Please made a change from sort of esoteric rhyming poems to a little music history on the back of the inside packaging. I couldn’t be happier, honestly! I love reading a deeper dig about the band and why the album was chosen for the month. This was written by Vinyl Me, Please’s co-founder, Tyler Barstow.
The cocktail this month is the Z + Tito’s Off the Record. I actually made and tried it this month, as you can see! It was light and refreshing. It goes well with the album, or really anything in the August heat.
Verdict: This month was another hit for me with Vinyl Me, Please! I was dubious as to whether or not I would love the album this month (not sure why), but I really like it! My Morning Jacket is one of those bands that I had kind of dismissed without giving them a really solid try, but that was clearly my loss. I don’t think I understand the art this month, but the cocktail was delicious, and the history lesson from Tyler Barstow was much appreciated. I am a long standing fan of Vinyl Me, Please!
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