VNYL Subscription Box Review #curated – October 2018
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
October 2018 #curated VNYL Review
This is the second month in a row where the vibe options didn’t really speak to me – so I went with another fully curated delivery.
It comes with a handwritten note from your personal curator to give some thought and detail behind the selections.
Tool – Opiate
What a pleasant surprise this was! Before this delivery, I don’t think I’ve received one album from the metal genre – and this one just keeps it coming. First – Opiate from Tool. One of their early EPs – and while it’s only 6 songs, you can hear a lot of what’s to come from them through this EP.
Naked Giants – Sluff
The next two are completely new to me. Let’s start with Sluff from Naked Giants. It’s a bit of a grungy/garage sound, straight-forward songs as well.
This wasn’t one where I immediately fell in love with the band, though I really am liking the pressing. Overall, I didn’t hate it, but it didn’t really do too much for me.
Manetheren – The End
This is most definitely a first from VNYL for me, some experimental black metal – I never would have guessed to find this in here! I’m not a big fan of long compositions – so I had a feeling I was in trouble when I saw only 6 songs (the first track clocks in at around 11 minutes!). Overall, I’m happy/excited that they sent out something like this – I was getting a bit bored of staying in the same line in terms of genres!
Verdict: What a nice change of pace this month! While I wasn’t blown away by the unknown albums here, it’s still refreshing to see new genres represented in this subscription.
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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