There’s a Subscription for That: Vinyl Albums
There’s a Subscription For That is a new series spotlighting subscriptions the team at My Subscription Addiction finds interesting and is excited to share with readers.
Whether you’re excited that vinyl is back or you’re shaking your head because you say it never left, we may have found the subscription box to make your heart sing.
Album Circle is a monthly vinyl subscription service that’s taking that zing of discovery you used to get flipping through LPs at your corner record store and transferring it to your mailbox. In fact, the subscription comes from an actual indie record shop — Rough Trade, which opened in London in 1976 and now has stores in both the UK and New York City.
Each month music lovers will open up the box to discover a carefully curated vinyl selection plus a volvelle (that’s a fancy word for a paper wheel) that features QR codes linking subscribers to digital content either created or chosen by the recording artist to help you dive deeper into the music and also opening up a digital recording made exclusively for Album Circle.
If all of this reminds you of those old days when you licked little stamps featuring album covers and mailed them off to Columbia House, stop right there. Album Circle’s goal is to help you discover new music, not choose your own. If you’re pretty picky about your music, this service might not be for you — but if you’re all about music discovery it may be music to your ears.
- Album Circle subscriptions are $39 a month and include a signed LP.
- Each delivery also includes exclusive digital content from the artist.
- Albums are chosen by the folks at Rough Trade, an indie record store chain.
What do you think of Album Circle? Would you sign up for a vinyl music subscription? Let us know in the comments.