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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezAug 22, 2015 | 2 comments

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - box

Vinyl Me, Please
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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!

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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - inside

The Subscription: 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

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - album-cover

This month’s selection is A.M. by Wilco, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I have been a huge Wilco fan since they were Uncle Tupelo! This is a re-issue celebrating the 20th anniversary of this, their debut album, and a VMP exclusive pressing as well.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - album-cover-reverse

This is the reverse side of the album cover. This was an old TV even back then!

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - album-inside-cover

This is the inside cover.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - liner-notes

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - liner-notes-2

This is all 4 pages of the liner notes, complete with lyrics and credits.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - record

Wow, this record is beautiful! If you look closely, you can see red marbled in with the translucent orange vinyl.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - art

I feel a little lukewarm about this artwork, unfortunately. It’s better than many of VMP’s art pieces, for sure, and I like that it sort of has the mid-90’s vibe to go along with the album. I wish they had just sent something more like this:

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - cuties

A picture of Wilco from back when they were long-haired young cuties! This is from the back cover of the album, though.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - poem

Every month, inside the packaging is a poem or some prose by VMP’s co-founder Tyler Barstow. This one is pretty good. I just noticed that he is trying to sort of match the genre of the music (to a degree) in his written work.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - cocktail

Here’s a drink we can all get behind – fizzy lemonade! I will probably try it with and without the suggested hardening agent, vodka. I mainly want to try it to see if it’s superior to just dumping some vodka in San Pellegrino Limonata.

Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - add-ons

Like many subscription services, VMP has an online store. They have a curated selection of albums for purchase at (in most cases) a little discount for members. This month I treated myself to a couple of them!

The verdict: I am honestly so happy to have this album that it really doesn’t matter to me what they sent in terms of art + poem + cocktail! However, taking a step back from my abundant joy, I think this is really a pretty good curation. Wilco, especially in their debut album, has a pretty strong alt-country vibe. I think the lemonade, the poem featuring Clementine, and the Americana iconic tattoo artwork all support that vibe well.

What do you think of Vinyl Me, Please?

Vinyl Me, Please sends 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. They also offer the ability to swap your monthly selection... read more.
Anna Rodriguez
Anna Rodriguez
Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn't become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Anna Rodriguez
Anna Rodriguez
Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn't become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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2 comments

nursermk

As a non collector, this is not for me but I LOVE reading your review and so enjoy your enthusiasm and explanations of the items!

Anna

Awwww thank you so much nursermk!

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