Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – February 2017
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!
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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Vinyl Me, Please often sends a flyer advertising their new releases. One of the perks of membership is access to the member store, where they have a variety of albums for sale at a discount. Records purchased in the member store are shipped free with your next month’s regular shipment.
This month’s album is “Breaking Atoms” by Main Source!
OK, real talk, I had never heard of Main Source before now. I’m sorry! I know they were a big deal during what some consider the “Golden Age” of hip-hop, but I was busy listening to mopey Gen-x faire when this album was released in 1991. Fortunately, this album fell into my hands, and now I am a fan. This is good stuff! I love the old style of sampling classic jazz and soul that you hear from hip-hop of that era.
You know I am a sucker for colored vinyl, and yes, clear counts! I also really like the sleeve, oddly enough… It’s a teal colored sleeve with the periodic table printed along the bottom. I guess you would need that for breaking atoms!
This booklet was also contained in the album packaging. It’s full of pictures, liner notes, and lyrics.
Bonus record! Yes! This is a remix on 45 of Main Source’s track “Peace is Not the Word to Play.” Both records are VMP exclusive pressings.
The artwork this month is cute but not completely my style. But, as usual, it goes really well with the album of the month. The artist is Xavier Payne.
Every package includes something written by Vinyl Me, Please co-founder Tyler Barstow. For several months recently, the written piece was a history of the band and/or album, but it looks like this month we are back to his poetry. I preferred the history.
The cocktail this month is the Whole Shebang. I don’t think it was supposed to be so blue, but for some reason, the color of my curacao took over. In any case, I usually love a blue drank, but I am not a fan of gin, so this wasn’t my favorite.
Verdict: This was another fun package from Vinyl Me, Please! I really liked the album although I hadn’t heard it before. Hip-hop is not usually what I listen to, but one thing I love about VMP is that they consistently send good stuff from every genre. The curation is excellent, and I’m always happy to add whatever they send to my collection.
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