Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – January 2017
Vinyl Me, Please is the modern equivalent of the old “Record of the Month” clubs. As a long-time audiophile and vinyl collector, I have really been enjoying this subscription!
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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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Vinyl Me, Please often sends a flyer advertising their new releases. One of the perks of membership is access to the member store, where they have a variety of albums for sale at a discount. Records purchased in the member store are shipped free with your next month’s regular shipment.
This month’s album is “Person Pitch” by Panda Bear!
Panda Bear is one of the two founding members of Animal Collective, and I have been a big fan of their music for a long time. I’m so happy to have this record! I don’t have any solo stuff from Panda Bear. It sounds a lot like Animal Collective, repetitive and full of interesting noise. I love it!
Hooray for colored vinyl! And hooray for double albums! I like that they chose two different but complimentary colors for the vinyl. As usual, this is a Vinyl Me, Please exclusive pressing.
I love the artwork this month! This is the kind of trippy artwork I would expect to go along with this album. The artist is Mi Ju.
Every package includes something written by Vinyl Me, Please co-founder Tyler Barstow. For several months recently, the written piece was a history of the band and/or album, but it looks like this month we are back to his poetry. I preferred the history.
The cocktail this month is the Search for Delicious. I am not a big bourbon fan, and I thought this was a little bitter for my tastes. My husband liked it, though.
Verdict: This was an awesome package from Vinyl Me, Please! I love the album this month! The artwork was beautiful, too. I wasn’t crazy about the cocktail, but that’s okay. I think this is an amazing subscription for audiophiles and collectors, especially with monthly exclusive pressings of each album.
What do you think of Vinyl Me, Please?