The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Posts by Alicja Rutkowska

REVIEW: Declan McKenna – ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’ (Columbia)

Stuffed with already familiar hits and sparkling new tracks, Declan McKenna’s keenly awaited debut ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’ feels like an instant modern classic.

REVIEW: Toro Y Moi – ‘Boo Boo’ (Carpark)

Chaz Bundick’s fifth album as Toro Y Moi sees the influences of ’80s pop creeping into his chillwave formula.

REVIEW: Imagine Dragons – ‘Evolve’ (KIDinaKORNER / Interscope)

Despite the title, Imagine Dragons show absolutely no sign of moving forwards from the shiny, anthemic bombast of their previous albums.

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’.

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