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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – January 2017

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezFeb 5, 2017 | 4 comments

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Vinyl Me, Please
4.5 overall rating
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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!

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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: Everywhere, cost included in membership

Ships via: USPS

Check out all of our Vinyl Me, Please reviews and the Lifestyle Subscription Box Directory!

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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.

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This month’s album is “Person Pitch” by Panda Bear!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=JPNKTo9Oe1I%3Flist%3DPLpzTicgZfSukKbqwea0b42NN_TfmFalQ-

Panda Bear is one of the two founding members of Animal Collective, and I have been a big fan of their music for a long time. I’m so happy to have this record! I don’t have any solo stuff from Panda Bear. It sounds a lot like Animal Collective, repetitive and full of interesting noise. I love it!

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Hooray for colored vinyl! And hooray for double albums! I like that they chose two different but complimentary colors for the vinyl. As usual, this is a Vinyl Me, Please exclusive pressing.

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I love the artwork this month! This is the kind of trippy artwork I would expect to go along with this album. The artist is Mi Ju.

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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.

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The cocktail this month is the Search for Delicious. I am not a big bourbon fan, and I thought this was a little bitter for my tastes. My husband liked it, though.

Verdict: This was an awesome package from Vinyl Me, Please! I love the album this month! The artwork was beautiful, too. I wasn’t crazy about the cocktail, but that’s okay. I think this is an amazing subscription for audiophiles and collectors, especially with monthly exclusive pressings of each album.

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

Miranda B

I started subbing with this album, too, thanks to MSA’s reviews!! Loved this album, it has that psychedelic vibe I go for, and that artwork is looking fab in my magical surrealism-themed bedroom 😉 I will say I’ve spent over my budget on entertainment in their shop this month, got to slow down on buying records there, but the ones I’ve bought have been bands I’d never heard of otherwise that I’m loving. Plus you can get some cool albums for cheap!

And if you buy an album that was a previous month’s release you also get the artwork that came with it! I was able to get the My Morning Jacket artwork that is a black drawing of what they used for their cover art, it looks great in my reading/dining area. I’ve been buying art from Society 6, and it’s far cheaper to get awesome stuff through VMP with the albums included if anyone’s interested in modern/contemporary art for their home or office.

Anna

So pleased you like it! And yes, great tips!

DianeER

I gave my brother a subscription to VMP for Christmas and this was his first month. He was over the moon with this shipment, and although he was not familiar with Panda Bear or Animal Collective, he said, “I could listen to this album continuously for the rest of my life. It is absolutely fantastic and right up my alley.” He has bought some of their member-only pressings now also. Great sub!

Anna

Awesome!

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