Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – December 2015
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: 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
This month’s album is “Spaces” by Nils Frahm. I had never heard of him! Probably because this is not the kind of music I normally listen to at all. In fact, I’m not even sure what to call it. It’s piano music, but it seems to be a blend of modern classical, new age, and just a touch of avant-garde. Whatever you call it, it is really beautiful and ambient. It’s perfect mood music for a quiet, cold winter day at home.
Bonus: you can slide the album cover off like this and move the picture.
You can also change up the cover with the various inserts that were included. The liner notes are printed on the reverse of these sheets.
This is the reverse side of the album cover. I knew before I even played the music that this would be an elegant selection!
Vinyl doesn’t always have to be colored, and in this case, it’s nice and heavy (and shiny!). I like the photographic centers.
I really think VMP’s artwork gets better almost every month! I love this piece, and it completely fits that whole album and mood. The artist is Michael Salu.
Oh Tyler Barstow, co-founder of VMP, there is more than one way to structure a poem. They don’t all have to rhyme. Help a girl out, please.
I’m not normally a big whiskey fan, but I love tea cocktails. I think I might have to try this one out. It looks delicious!
The verdict: One thing I keep coming back to with Vinyl Me, Please is that their packages, particularly the vinyl, are extremely well curated. The items this month go together beautifully and match the season as well as a mood. This month’s package also has a maturity about it that I really enjoy. Like I’ve said before, even if that month’s album is not one you would have picked for yourself, it’s almost always one you are ultimately glad to have.
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