VNYL Subscription Box Review #freshcut
VNYL is a monthly subscription for discovery and curation of your vinyl record collection. When you sign up for this service, you’ll fill out a lengthy profile that includes your likes and dislikes. From there, you can also link your profiles on digital audio services like Spotify and Sound Cloud – this will help with curating your record selection each month.
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The Subscription Box: VNYL
The Cost: $39 a month
The Products: Three BRAND NEW records chosen by a curator specifically for you, based on your profile, other digital audio service profiles, and selected vibe for that month
Ships to: U.S. (free), and UK, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Australia, France, Canada at an additional cost
April 2018 #freshcut VNYL Review
This month included 3 records from artists that I haven’t listened to: Las Rosas, Mirage, and Ó.
It comes with a handwritten note from your personal curator to give some thought and detail behind the selections.
You’ll also get a theme sticker.
Ó – O.K.
This first album was more on the quiet side. Gabrielle Smith hails from New York City, O.K. is her 2015 LP – and I believe it’s the first LP from her.
It has a lot of Broken Social Scene vibes, more specifically when Feist is leading the way.
I think Broken Necks is my favorite of the bunch – but overall, it wasn’t my favorite this month.
Las Rosas – Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want
Also hailing from Brooklyn is Las Rosas – Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want is their second LP and has a little bit of that rough-around-the-edges rock sound of Reigning Sound – but a smidge more on the timid side.
Overall, this was my favorite of the group. It has that garage feel to it and the songs had some catchy hooks.
Mirage – Blood For The Return
The final album is a bit of a genre-bending experimental effort from Mirage.
It’s really all over the place from synthy vibes to some haunting vocal tracks. It’s pretty hard to pin this one down, and that’s obviously intentional.
Verdict: This month’s VNYL delivery went a little into left field with my genre choices – and the card even hinted at that. Overall, it wasn’t super successful in doing so. I’m very much into giving anything a spin, though, and I feel that this is the subscription where you could lose a month and win big the next – so it’s not totally unexpected to have a down month, and this was that.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This subscription is customized to your music preferences. While you may select the same ‘vibe’ as me, you likely won’t receive the same three albums as I do.
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