The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Posts by Alicja Rutkowska

REVIEW: London Grammar – ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ (Ministry of Sound / Sony)

After a four year wait, London Grammar play things very conservatively on their second album, opting to refine and polish the sound of the first rather than break new ground.

REVIEW: Dan Auerbach – ‘Waiting On A Song’ (Nonesuch)

Dan Auerbach’s ambitious recording project ‘Waiting On A Song’, recorded with a host of Nashville’s most legendary artists, is lovingly executed if rarely better than solid.

REVIEW: Pixx – ‘The Age Of Anxiety’ (4AD)

Hannah Rodgers’ debut album under her recording moniker Pixx promises a fantastic future.

REVIEW: Harry Styles – ‘Harry Styles’ (Columbia / Sony)

Stepping out of the shadow of One Direction for the first time, Harry Styles’ self-titled debut is confident, surprisingly enjoyable and mostly credible.

CULT ’00s: Björk – ‘Volta’

Björk’s sixth studio album ‘Volta’ was yet another startling and original musical vision from one of pop music’s greatest auteurs.

REVIEW: Joe Goddard – ‘Electric Lines’ (Domino)

Joe Goddard, of British dance legends Hot Chip, goes solo with a competent, club-ready album in ‘Electric Lines’.

REVIEW: Future Islands – ‘The Far Field’ (4AD)

After their resounding success in 2014, Future Islands make the art of the ‘difficult follow-up’ album look incredibly easy with ‘The Far Field’.

REVIEW: Hippo Campus – ‘landmark’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Minnesotan indie four-piece Hippo Campus’ debut album ‘landmark’ lives up to the sterling live reputation they’ve built themselves over the last four years.

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