Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – February 2018
The Vinyl Me, Please mission statement is to “…help people explore, experience, and enjoy music on a deeper level.” They curate an incredible experience around an album each month, and members get access to all sorts of bonus online content throughout the month.
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About Vinyl Me, Please
The Subscription Box: Vinyl Me, Please
The Cost: US – $29 per month / $81 per 3 months / $299 per year
International – $42 per month / $108 per 3 months / $399 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
February 2018 Vinyl Me, Please Review
The February album was definitely one that was a bit more experimental for my tastes – it’s an album from Ethiopian musician, Ayalew Mesfin.
Each delivery comes with a cocktail mix to accompany the music and a foreword from the Vinyl Me, Please team.
It’s also accompanied by an LP-size piece of artwork.
Ayalew Mesfin – Hasabe (My Worries)
The album represents the first-ever compilation of singles from Ayalew Mesfin and his band, Black Lion Band.
It comes with an amazing booklet that details all kinds of information about the man and the musician.
I love the swirled red look of the pressing as well. I knew I’d be up for a little experiment once I got spinning, and it was something totally different than what I’m used to. In the end, it was an interesting listen, especially when accompanied by the stories, but not one that I’ll spin again.
Verdict: Vinyl Me, Please has always had a tendency to hop around the musical spectrum – that’s one of the reasons I love subscribing – this month took me out of my typical musical zone but wasn’t my favorite. And that’s ok with me, I assume that will happen ever so often, but it’s a risk I’m ok with as long as I’m discovering new (and old!) favorites other months.
To Wrap Up:
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What did you think of the February 2018 Vinyl Me, Please?