Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – September 2018


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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!

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

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.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes. You can now start your subscription with a number of albums choices on this page.

Coupon – There are no coupons at this time.

Check all of our Vinyl Me, Please reviews and find more Vinyl Subscription Boxes in our directory. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Vinyl Me, Please profile page.

What did you think of the September 2018 Vinyl Me, Please?

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!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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