How it Works
Tell us about your taste in music.
Take a short quiz to teach us about the albums you like & dislike.
We’ll text you recommendations.
Get daily messages with vinyl picks tailored to your tastes.
Want an album?
Simply reply YES to buy it. Shopping has never been easier!
Your record is on its way.
The music you love is delivered right to your door.
Frequently Asked Questions
First off, welcome to The Sound of Vinyl! We want to help you build the perfect record collection. Find 20,000 titles, including limited-edition color wax. See our curators' hand-picked collections. And sign up for our personalized recommendation service.
Our recommendation service lets you discover & buy records via text message. Join by entering your mobile phone number. Then tell us about the music you love. Every day, we will text you a personalized vinyl pick. Reply LIKE or DISLIKE to improve future picks. If you want an album, simply reply YES to buy it.
Absolutely! Just text us or reply to our last message. Give us an artist or album title, and we'll reply with the best match from our vast vinyl library.
If you have any questions -- EVER -- just text us! A helpful music geek will reply shortly.
Our service has no subscription fee, no obligations, and no purchase requirement. You don’t pay us a cent until you’re ready to buy a record. (Text message & data rates may apply, depending on your mobile plan & carrier).
The first time you reply YES, we'll text you a secure link where you can provide your shipping address and credit card information. From then on, we'll use that info. You'll receive a receipt in an email, and shipping info in a text message. We will never ask for payment information in a text message. We use Stripe, a PCI Level 1 Service Provider, for payment processing.
At this time, our text-message recommendations and shopping features are only available to users in the United States.
The actual cost depends on the product, but our average shipping & handling fee on a vinyl record is $3.00. The shipping & handling cost will always be listed with the product in the text message.
Orders are usually delivered within 5 to 7 business days.
Text the keyword STATUS to us and we'll reply with an update on your recent orders.
If you want to attempt to cancel an order, reply CANCEL. We will respond with instructions via text shortly.
Of course. If something is wrong with the album, just reply with a picture and tell us some information about the problem. A helpful member of our Support team will reply with instructions for the return process.
Reply or text STOP at any time if you want to stop receiving our text messages. We’ll send you one final text to confirm that you have been unsubscribed.
No. All the records we sell are new editions in their original factory shrink-wrapping.
YES - to buy the product in our most recent message to you
LIKE - to tell us you like the album/artist and would like to see similar selections
DISLIKE - to tell us that you don't want to see similar albums or artists
OWN - to let us know that you already own the product we recommended (we’ll count it as a Like, but we will not offer the product to you again)
LOVE - a super-Like
NEXT - to receive another vinyl pick immediately
CANCEL - to cancel an order (if it was placed within the past hour)
GAME - to take our quiz and help us learn your musical tastes
PAYMENT - to update your payment and shipping information
HELP - to receive our support email and phone number
STATUS - to get an update on your orders from the last 3 weeks
STOP or UNSUBSCRIBE - to stop or unsubscribe from The Sound of Vinyl texts
You can also text us the name of an artist or album, and we will reply with the closest match we can find.