Buying Music on Vinyl Should Be Fun!

Not intimidating. These record clubs make it easy to collect the best new albums on vinyl—no snobbery, just great music.

It's a subscription service that, for a monthly fee, ships records straight to your door. In most cases, you can sign up to receive records every month for either three, six, or 12 months. In short, a record club is simply a great way to find out about new music that you may never hear otherwise—plus, you're guaranteed to get a present in the mail every 30-or-so days!

Here are the record clubs to fit every music sensibility, whether you're an indie kid at heart, like a good beat, or want a sampling of everything that's out there.


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Secretly Society

When Secretly—the label group including indie powerhouses Secretly Canadian, Dead Oceans, and Jagjaguwar—announced the launch of their record club, we found ourselves lost in daydreams during which beautiful packages appeared on our stoops, and we whiled away the afternoons listening to music. Secretly's inaugural installment is My Woman, the new album from on-the-rise singer Angel Olsen. But the labels are also home to beloved artists Bon Iver, Anohni, The War on Drugs, and Kevin Morby, so you never know what gem might arrive at your doorstep.

secretlystore.com

Vynl

Vynl is a service that sends you three records a month, of their choosing. Simply create a profile on their site, and they'll cater the selections to your taste. It's basically like having a pen pal who really gets you, and loves turning you on to new music.

vynl.org

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Vinyl Me, Please

This company specializes in special-edition vinyl, and each record comes with album-inspired art prints and posters, and a cocktail pairing. You'll also get a weekly newsletter that will feature playlists, downloads, and other special content exclusive to members (we'd tell you more about it but, you know, you have to be a member).

Vinylmeplease.com

That Special Record

For fans of house and techno, That Special Record delivers one album a month (sometimes even one album and an EP)—all releases by small labels they think you won't be stumbling upon elsewhere. They'll also e-mail you assorted vinyl care tips, playlists, and special deals on a weekly basis.

thatspecialrecord.com

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Coffee + Vinyl

If, like us, you associate listening to records with a relaxing Sunday morning, then this might be the plan for you. Turntable Kitchen's Coffee + Vinyl plan provides a 7" record and a 12-ounce bag of coffee from Slate Coffee Roasters in Seattle, so it's like getting a perfect morning sent to you in the mail on a regular basis.

Turntablekitchen.com

Third Man Records Vault

Jack White's label, Third Man Records, offers a unique plan with perks like access to chat rooms with White himself, live-streaming events, and ticket pre-sales for upcoming concerts. Past vault offerings have included releases by Pearl Jam, The White Stripes, and The Raconteurs.

Thirdmanstore.com

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Vinyl Moon

The creators of Vinyl Moon set out to combine a few things they love into one subscription service. Each month, they send you a mix of new music on beautiful, colored vinyl, all delivered in ornate packaging designed by the cadre of visual artists with whom they collaborate. On top of that, you get access to their monthly record release parties.

vinylmoon.co

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