Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – May 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
May 2018 Vinyl Me, Please Review
The May record is the 2002 album Lord Willin’ from Clipse.
Each delivery comes with a cocktail mix to accompany the music and a foreword from the Vinyl Me, Please team. This is the 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 The Super Poor Kids.
Clipse – Lord Willin’
I was excited for something new to spin this month – and I wasn’t disappointed! Clipse hails from Virginia – and this album has The Neptunes and Pharrell Williams all over it.
Lord Willin’ is Clipse’s full-length debut album. It feels like it has a nice mesh of artists from rap during its era, as well. His voice has a bit of a Talib Kweli sound to it, while the lyrics that revolve a lot around drug dealing feel like it could be exported right into a Wu-Tang LP and songs like Comedy Central have the vocal cadence of a Jadakiss track.
The song you might recognize the most is When The Last Time, which I could remember hearing on the radio back then.
Easily, my favorite tracks instantly have that Pharrell Williams feel to them – and typically have Pharrell in there as well. I also appreciate that this feels very straight-forward – no autotune to be found, I miss that era!
Verdict: Some of my favorite months of Vinyl Me, Please come when I don’t follow or know of the artist – this was one of those months to expand my collection, and it was a hit for me.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? For a very short time, yes. You have until the 15th of the month to signup and get that month’s album – so today is the final day! The current selection can be found on the ‘Record of the Month’ landing page.
Coupon – There are no coupons at this time.
What did you think of the May 2018 Vinyl Me, Please?