Interested in signing up to a vinyl subscription service but can’t decide which is right for you? Whether you’re into the latest musical talent or simply want to grow your collection of must-hear albums, this guide will help you choose the perfect package.
Best for new music
If you like to stay ahead of the game when it comes to fresh new music, look no further than Flying Vinyl. For £20 a month, you’ll receive five double-sided 7” singles from a variety of up-and-coming artists, each carefully curated and pressed exclusively by Flying Vinyl. Inside every box is at least one coloured vinyl and a booklet with more info on the month’s featured artists.
The Flying Vinyl experience is also a great way for budding music critics to spend an afternoon. Invite some friends over and pretend you’re hosting your very own episode of Steve Lamaq’s Roundtable.
Rough Trade Club
Rough Trade’s monthly subscription service Rough Trade Club promises to provide members with ‘the most exciting new LP of the moment’, along with early-bird access to upcoming releases, exclusive bonus material and special members-only events.
The LP package costs £23 per month including postage and records are selected from Rough Trade’s Albums of the Month. Check out this month’s list here.
Best for sounds you like
If you want to discover new music but don’t like the idea of receiving records completely at random, this one might be for you. Coined the ‘Netflix for vinyl’, US-based VNYL’s team of curators (or a clever algorithm) analyse your Spotify and Instagram accounts to select three records most suited to your taste.
VNYL’s service costs $39 per month with free shipping in the US.
Best for essential albums
Vinyl Me, Please
Each month, Vinyl Me, Please celebrate one essential album, package it with some unique artwork and a cocktail pairing, and deliver it straight to your doorstep for $36 a month. Previous VMP albums of the month include Demon Days by Gorillaz, Father John Misty’s I Love You, Honeybear and Lost in the Dream by The War on Drugs.
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