Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – November 2017
The Vinyl Me, Please mission statement is to “…help people explore, experience, and enjoy music on a deeper level.” They curate an incredible experience around an album each month, and members get access to all sorts of bonus online content throughout the month.
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The Subscription Box: Vinyl Me, Please
The Cost: US – $29 per month / $81 per 3 months / $299 per year
International – $42 per month / $108 per 3 months / $399 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
This month’s selection is the 5th album from St. Vincent!
Each delivery comes with a cocktail mix to accompany the music and a foreword from the Vinyl Me, Please team.
It’s also accompanied by an LP-size piece of artwork.
To get you into the gifting spirit – you’ll also get a little gift guide from Vinyl Me, Please – it’s like the Big Toy Book for vinyl lovers!
St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
This month’s selection is the latest from St. Vincent. I’ve only listened to the songs that have made it Sirius XMU – and I liked a good number of those – so I was curious to give this a spin.
I really like what they’ve done with their exclusive print – the colors on the sleeve and record compliment the color pops on the gatefold really well!
It’s a simple color pressing – but it just feels right with the album artwork.
The album comes with an iron-on patch. You can’t see it here, but it’s the graphic of her head and arm popping out – seen on the back side of the gatefold.
The album comes with beautiful liner notes! Who else loves reading through these while giving the record a spin?
I had a bit of a hunch of what to expect, and it pretty much lived up to what I had assumed it’d be. It’s got a lot of pop in there, but there are a few more industrial and deeper tones paired with beautiful moments throughout. My clear favorite tracks were the opener, Hang On Me and Los Ageless!
Verdict: I thought they did a good job of continuing the album’s artwork vibes into their exclusive pressing – and the album was a great listen – I couldn’t ask for more!
What did you think of the November 2017 Vinyl Me, Please?