The Student Playlist

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Posts by John Tindale

REVIEW: Shabazz Palaces – ‘Quazarz…’ (Sub Pop)

Constantly baffling and challenging, Shabazz Palaces have managed to do something truly remarkable and increasingly rare with ‘Quazarz’ – sustain the listener’s attention for more than 70 minutes.

REVIEW: Beach House – ‘B-Sides And Rarities’ (Sub Pop)

Beach House haven’t broken any barriers with their ­’B-Sides And Rarities’, but they continue to please their forever-dedicated fans.

REVIEW: Lorde – ‘Melodrama’ (Lava / Republic)

The outrageously talented Ella Yelich-O’Connor doubles down on her existing sound for her second full-length album ‘Melodrama’.

REVIEW: Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ (Partisan Records)

Much of the hype leading up to ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ originated from the maturity shown in the group’s writing, though little of that is evidenced here.

REVIEW: Phoenix – ‘Ti Amo’ (Glassnote Records)

The problem for Phoenix is that many believe they have already released their masterpiece in 2009 hit record ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’. While ‘Ti Amo’ hints that the French four-piece can reach these heights again, the reality is they may very well not.

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