Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – April 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. You also have access to swap the month’s selection for a different album of your choosing.
Ships to: Everywhere, cost included in the membership
Ships via: USPS
April 2018 Vinyl Me, Please Review
The April album is a 180-gram vinyl featuring Arctic Monkey’s debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.
Each delivery comes with a cocktail mix to accompany the music and a foreword from the Vinyl Me, Please team. This month features a new presentation – and I’m liking it much better!
It’s also accompanied by an LP-size piece of artwork. This month’s artwork comes from Ben Sellon.
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
This month’s selection is the 2006 debut LP from the English band, Arctic Monkeys. This album really blew up with I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor and the band has kept progressing from there.
It comes with a nice 16-page booklet with images and liner notes.
This is my favorite pressing from Vinyl Me, Please – the ‘smoke’ edition is just so cool looking, and makes a ton of sense with the art around this album.
I mean, how cool does the translucent pressing look?
Arctic Monkeys have never really been in my musical taste wheelhouse, and that didn’t change on this listen. They have really changed a bit as a band and I’ve liked their more recent stuff a bit more than this debut.
Little Simz EP
As a bonus item (this wasn’t mentioned in the advertising), we also received a vinyl single from Litle Simz.
It had a BMW ad packaged in – so it’s probably a little sponsored extra – but more music = win!
You’ll get 4 more songs to listen to, and I gotta say…I liked it more than the featured album! It’s completely different in terms of the genre with a nice laid back hip-hop vibe – the one similarity is that she is also a British artist – absolutely worth a spin!
Verdict: I had a feeling that this might be a miss for me, but I wanted to revisit it none-the-less. I never mind giving an album a second or third chance! I really enjoyed the bonus album and this was one of the best visually impressive pressings, so it wasn’t all in vain!
To Wrap Up:
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What did you think of the April 2018 Vinyl Me, Please?