Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – September 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.
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
September 2018 Vinyl Me, Please Review
The September Essentials track featured the 2004 album Let It Die from Feist.
Vinyl Me, Please has condensed their presentation entirely into the LP – which I think has been a great transition. You’ll now get the album information along with the drink mix right on the sleeve of your gatefold.
It’s also accompanied by an LP-size piece of artwork. This month’s artwork comes from Santiago Carrasquilla.
Feist – Let It Die
Honestly, I knew of Feist but haven’t really heard too much of her work outside of whatever I had heard in passing on Sirius XMU or the popular stuff (like 1234), so I was excited to sit down and give this one a spin.
The gatefold packaging was straight-forward – a standard gatefold with a great “story of the album” on the inner gatefold – all of that along with liner notes on the LP slip. As always with Vinyl Me, Please – the gatefold and pressing are just superbly done.
As someone who came from only hearing the more popular radio type of Feist tracks – this was MUCH better than anything I had heard. It’s not too long of a listen, but both sides close with such beautiful songs – especially Lonely Lonely – that it just had a nice flow and cadence along the way.
One of the things I like the most is approaching a new piece of music (well, new to me) by listening to it on vinyl first – I like it because I’m typically paying much more attention to what I’m listening to than when I’m listening to music with the easier mediums – and this one benefitted a lot from that approach, for me.
Verdict: This is two months in a row of home runs for me – and home runs that I didn’t really expect, so I couldn’t be happier. I saw a comment online that the Essentials Vinyl Me, Please line (which is really just their original subscription offering) is kind of like the Criterion Collection for music – that seems to be pretty inline with what they’ve been doing lately.
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