Vinyl Me, Please believes that an album isn’t something you simply own, and their mission is to turn music listening into an immersive sensory experience.
One way they seek to carry out that aim is with the book, Vinyl Me, Please: 100 Albums You Need In Your Collection. A vibrant visual guide to curating must-have records for any music lover’s shelf. Each entry includes an album’s artwork, a short essay from a contributing music writer, and further suggestions to help you expand your taste and build your collection. Standard fare for most album reviews. Unique to their menu are the recipe suggestions for possible cocktail pairings to complete your listening experience.
Note to my readers in the NYC Metro area, on Wednesday May 10: 7:30 PM – 8:30PM ,there will be a related event at The Strand Bookstore.
Music fans of all ages are invited to a panel moderated by Vinyl Me, Please co-founder Tyler Barstow and Vinyl Me, Please senior editor Andrew Winistorfer, and featuring book contributors Eric Sundermann (Editor in Chief of Noisey), Gary Suarez (VMP Electronic Columnist and freelance music writer), and Drew Millard (freelance writer for Noisey, Vice, Spin, and more). Panelists will discuss the albums they covered for the book, albums they wished had been in it– and debate their choices–with a Q+A and book signing to follow.
Wish I could attend…Sigh