Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – August 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.
It seems that Vinyl Me, Please has three tracks now – Essentials, Classics, and Rap & Hip-hop – you can see the current selections here. You can also start your subscription with specific albums from that page!
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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
August 2018 Vinyl Me, Please Review
The August ‘Essentials’ album is Be The Cowboy from Mitski.
They have this new little album sleeve that details the album and gives you that cocktail mix.
It’s also accompanied by an LP-size piece of artwork. This month’s artwork comes from Charlotte Mei.
Mitski – Be The Cowboy
This is the 6th studio album from Mitski – but the first full album I’ve ever listened to from this artist. I was excited to give it a spin!
I thought the album artwork was great – including this detailed booklet:
The artwork is big and bold! I loved flipping through this.
Musically, I enjoyed it – it was pretty dang good! The tracks seemed equal parts poppy and equal parts ominous. While I didn’t love all of the tracks, I was a big fan of Geyser, Nobody, and felt that Two Slow Dancers was an excellent album closer!
Verdict: I’m a big fan of discovery months – and this was one of those! I’ve listened to this album a few times now, and the single tracks more than a few times – and that’s exactly what I’m looking for with music subscriptions!
To Wrap Up:
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