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Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – December 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).

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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

December 2018 Vinyl Me, Please Review

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The December 2018 Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box features the self-titled album from Mavis Staples.

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Vinyl Me, Please has recently condensed the presentation a bit – now it all revolves around the LP – and I think it’s better. Right on the gatefold, you’ll be able to read about the artist while still getting that cocktail recipe.

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As always, it’s also accompanied by an LP-size piece of artwork.

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How beautiful and retro looking is this pressing? So great!

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The album itself is just fire from front to back. So good. Liz and I still love all things Motown and this album just rolls right through, front-to-back – plus, everyone loves ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, right?

Verdict: The album, pressing, and presentation were all top notch this month. This is a great subscription for vinyl collectors – or even someone new to the vinyl world. It’s nice to revisit old masterpieces that I haven’t listened to in quite a bit, or discover something new that I probably should have already known – you get a little bit of both from month-to-month.

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.

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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!

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  1. Mom and I watching watching celebrities on the red carpet a few years ago:
    Me: Mom! There’s Mavis Staples, she worked with Prince!
    Mom (surprised that’s how I knew who she is): She’s one of the famous Staples Singers!
    Still cracks me up!

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