The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Posts by Ellie Wolf

REVIEW: The Drums – ‘Abysmal Thoughts’ (Anti-)

Now simply a solo vehicle for singer Jonny Pierce, the fourth Drums record is perfectly fine but doesn’t take any risks or offer many variations of the formula.

REVIEW: Amber Coffman – ‘City Of No Reply’ (Columbia / Sony)

Amber Coffman’s first solo album after leaving Dirty Projectors, ‘City Of No Reply’, is sadly far too polite and inoffensive to be memorable enough.

REVIEW: Alt-J – ‘Relaxer’ (Infectious / Atlantic)

While it contains some exceptional highlights, ‘Relaxer’ finds Alt-J often struggling to find their footing on an admirably bold third album.

REVIEW: Feist – ‘Pleasure’ (Universal)

‘Pleasure’, Leslie Feist’s first album in six years, shows that her strange, playful power has not diminished with time.

REVIEW: Wire – ‘Silver/Lead’ (pinkflag)

Post-punk legends Wire’s 16th album ‘Silver/Lead’, their third in as many years, puts many of today’s guitar groups to shame.

REVIEW: Anohni – ‘Paradise’ EP (Rough Trade)

A companion piece to ANOHNI’s ‘Hopelessness’ album last year, ‘Paradise’ is thought-provoking, politically relevant and musically exhilarating.

REVIEW: Dirty Projectors – ‘Dirty Projectors’ (Domino)

After five years of silence, David Longstreth delivers a break-up album of rare insight and unpretentious, interesting execution.

REVIEW: Ryan Adams – ‘Prisoner’ (PAX AM / Blue Note)

With his 16th album in as many years, Ryan Adams still has something to say with ‘Prisoner’.

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