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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – December 2016

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezJan 2, 2017 | 4 comments

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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 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: Worldwide, cost included in membership

Ships via: USPS

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This month’s album is “Nina Simone Sings the Blues,” and I just couldn’t be more thrilled!

What a classic! This video is my favorite track – I have loved this song forever! Even now, when I hear her sing, “I get the blues ’bout every night,” it gives me chills! Of course, this is another Vinyl Me, Please exclusive pressing. These are fast becoming collectors’ items, and I’m so happy to have this copy!

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The album came with this booklet, which is so awesome. It has lots of history and interesting information about the album, plus lots of great photos.

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You know I love all my colored vinyl, but just look at how beautiful this is. Could this shade of blue be any more perfect for this record?

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This is the artwork for the month, and I think it’s a really fun depiction of Nina Simone. It’s very well done. The artist is Melana Bass.

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On the inside of the packaging is a history of the artist and record by Vinyl Me, Please co-founder Tyler Barstow. It’s really informative, and I think it adds to the subscription for me, personally.

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The cocktail this month is the Bourbon Milk Punch. It’s sweet, but it packs a wallop, just like the album!

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This month’s package is especially awesome because they included a bonus record! This is a specially pressed EP by Los Angeles band Local Natives. I hadn’t heard of them, but I like it! It’s a pretty stark contrast to the album of the month, but it’s really good rock/pop, and very well produced. What a treat!

Verdict: This was an amazing package from Vinyl Me, Please! I am so happy about the album selection, and I think the art and cocktail were good too. I have to say, I have been subscribing to Vinyl Me, Please for a long time now, and I think their curation just keeps getting better. I feel like almost every album they send is really special, and they make it even more so with all the extras and details. Plus this month I loved the bonus record, too!

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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4 comments

Rebecca

I didn’t get a bonus record? 🙁

Vanessa

I’m from socal and I LOVE local natives! You should totally give them a try 🙂

Ali

As someone who’s referenced Sirius XMU I’m surprised you aren’t familiar with Local Natives – I feel like they played them a lot this past summer, especially the song you posted.
I love the idea of this sub so much and they’ve been doing pretty well the last few months but with just one record I worry I would get something I wouldn’t dig.
Great review as always, Anna. Love the drinking glass.

Anna

Thank you Ali! Wow, good call… I get tired of XMU sometimes and go on little jags with other stations sometimes. I was having kind of an Ozzys Boneyard kind of summer, haha!

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