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VNYL Subscription Box Review #jimihendrix

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.

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

About VNYL

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

July 2018 #jimihendrix VNYL Review

It was time to revisit a classic for me! The #jimihendrix VNYL Subscription Box features albums from Jimi Hendrix, The Pauses, and Jim James.

It comes with a handwritten note from your personal curator to give some thought and detail behind the selections.

And a little sticker. Typically, we’d get the VNYL logo sticker or a theme sticker – this might be a sticker for a different theme.

They’ve started including this as well – you can now see dates for specific selections that are still available or coming soon.

Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love

Let’s start with the namesake of this theme – Jimi Hendrix. It’s been quite a while since I’ve popped on any Jimi Hendrix, so when I saw this available, it felt like the perfect time to revisit.

It comes with this fantastic booklet. I like reading these while I’m giving it a spin.

The gatefold also just looks great!

While I love listening to anything on vinyl, there’s just a special softness and coziness to the older recordings on vinyl. While this isn’t my favorite Hendrix album, it is still a great listen – I can’t help but smile when Little Wing makes its way around!

Jim James – Eternally Even

Jim James is the frontman of My Morning Jacket – so I thought I had an idea of what I could expect from this album – but it took me for a bit of a loop!

It comes with this big ‘ol fold-out poster/liner notes.

While Jim James can’t really escape the voice the My Morning Jacket is known for, he does escape the typical sound – this one has more of a moody electronic feel to it – and it works well, I enjoyed it!

The Pauses – A Cautionary Tale

This one can be categorized as the surprise hit of the month! The Pauses are a 3-piece from Orlando, A Cautionary Tale is their 2011 release.

I’m not even sure how to categorize it into a genre – but, I do know that I quickly burned through all 8 songs and was ready for more! I encourage you to give this one a shot!

Verdict: This month is a huge success for me – I think I actually enjoyed the two mystery albums more than the album I chose – that’s exactly what I’m looking for.

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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Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, VNYL Reviews| Tags: vnyl | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Of course, Jimi drew me in… this sub has been on my wish list for a minute. You bumped it up to “could add depending on annual bonus” group. Thanks for the thoughtful review.

    • Glad it was helpful!

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