Tuesday, May 22, 2018

VNYL Subscription - Month 3

It's that time of the month again where I tell you about my VNYL subscription and the records that I was sent!

For this three record set, I chose the vibe "Single in the Rain" and was curious to see what types of music they would select based on that vibe and based on the information they have about the music that I like.

Just like the previous months, I was super pumped to get the big, square, bright pink box in the mail! Just like the previous boxes, it contained a sticker (this one was specific to "Single in the Rain"), a handwritten note, a cover sheet containing informaiton about records they would have for sale on their website and when, along with the three records that were curated for just for me!

One of my favorite things about this subscription service is the handwritten notes. I love that they take the time to specifically adress the records that were chosen for me, and a little bit about why they like/chose them. 

For this particular set of records, I was aprehensive at first. I wasn't entirely sure what I thought about them when I first listened to them, and I also wasn't sure how they fit in with the "Single in the Rain" theme, but after listening to them for a while I was sold. This was the first set of records that I wasn't immediatly in love with, but I'm still happy with the curating service and how well they did at picking this music for me.

The records I was sent:
"America's Velvet Glory" by The Molochs
"Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want" by Las Rosas
"Faraway Reach" by Classixx

"America's Velvet Glory" by The Molochs is, just like the note states, a sleepy rock record with the best of the 60s Psychedelia. For me, this isn't typically what I would choose to turn on for some long term listening, but I've found that I really like to having it playing as a sort of background music for my day to day life. It's relaxed and fun to listen to, and it's eay to work with this on. 

"Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want" by Las Rosas. Out of this trio, I would have to say that this was my favorite. I've found myself going back to this one the most, and listening to it the most often. To my untrained, regular person ear it sounds like a darker version of the Beach Boys, with a similar overall sound but without as much of the pep. I also think that the whole album works really cohesively to make for a really fun and easy listening experience. This is one that I'll definitly be loving this summer.

Okay.... "Faraway Reach" by Classixx. This was the album that I was the most aprehensive about. It's a very electronic album with a "Disco" vibe. It took me a while to listen through the whole thing, becuase this album demands the sole attention of the listener, at least for the first time through. For me personally, I have to have the right mindset to be able to sit and listen to this album, but when I am I really enjoy it. It's a big mashup of so many different artists including Harriet Brown, T-Pain, Isles, Passion Pit, and several others, so I can see why it was said in the note that it doesn't exclude any genre despite being more of an overall disco/electronic vibe. One of the other things is that this album is actually on two different records, so I was excited to be (sort of) getting four records instead of three this time around. 

Overall, I didn't love this set of records as much as the previous two months that I received, but I still love the music that was curated for me! 

What do you think about these albums? Have you listened to any of them before? I'd love to know what you think!

**This post was not sponsored, I purchased the subscription with my own money and found the company via a suggested post on social media.

My Previous Boxes:
VNYL Subscription - Month 1
VNYL Subscription - Month 2

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