Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – April 2016

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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!

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: everywhere, cost included in membership

Ships via: USPS

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This month’s album is “The Score” by the Fugees, and it’s an exclusive Vinyl Me, Please pressing! Yes, this is a classic, and no, I don’t already have it on vinyl. Score! I think it’s taken me the past 20 years to get Lauryn Hill’s rendition of “Killing Me Softly” out of my head, and now it’s back!


This poster was included inside the record sleeve, as well as an MP3 download card.


Here are the two records. I love colored vinyl so much! And I’ve never seen records color blocked like this before. So cool!


This bonus 45 was also included, featuring three previously unreleased tracks by the Fugees. How awesome is that?


Vinyl Me, Please also included this 45 in my package. I have no idea what it is. Shazam didn’t know what it is either! There’s one dubstep tune on each side. No markings whatsoever. It’s very nice, but what a mystery! Does anyone know? I even tried checking their blog for clues…


This month’s art pairing is a piece by Kenyatta A.C. Hinckle. I’m not in love with it, but it’s really interesting.


Every month the inner packaging is printed with a poem or some prose penned by Vinyl Me, Please’s co-founder, Tyler Barstow, to support the album selection.


The cocktail this month is the Au-kee-ta. I’m not a big fan of whiskey, but I love amaretto and pear cider. I’m also really curious about black walnut liqueur. I think I’m going to have to try it!


This month, I took advantage of Vinyl Me, Please’s Member Store to nab this Black Mountain double-LP at a discount. It shipped free with my regular order. It’s one of the perks of being a subscriber!


Lastly, this coupon for $35 off Hello Fresh was included as a little bonus. I’ve seen a lot of these in subscription boxes lately!

Verdict: This month’s Vinyl Me, Please was a win for me! I like the album, it’s a classic, and I didn’t have it on vinyl already. Plus, it’s an exclusive pressing in color-blocked vinyl! Those are the kind of things that make a collector go nuts! Plus the 45 with the unreleased tracks is awesome!

What do you think of Vinyl Me, Please? Are you a Fugees fan?

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Written by 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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1 Comment

  1. Anna, as always, your enthusiasm makes these reviews a MUST READ! Plus I always learn so much from you. The color blocked vinyl is really something and the curator seems very thoughtful and experienced. I’ll have to check out that “Killing Me Softly” cover again; I haven’t heard it in so long. Thanks.

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