The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Posts by Ollie Rankine

REVIEW: Mr Jukes – ‘God First’ (Island)

‘God First’, Jack Steadman’s first solo statement outside of Bombay Bicycle Club, is occasionally intriguing but too messy to be consistent.

REVIEW: Melvins – ‘A Walk With Love And Death’ (Ipecac)

As a standalone project, A Walk With Love And Death won’t be remembered as a Melvins classic, but more so as a poke in the back to anyone who thought there might be one foot entering the coffin.

REVIEW: Baio – ‘Man Of The World’ (Glassnote)

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio convincingly strikes out on his own once again with his second solo album ‘Man Of The World’.

REVIEW: Beach Fossils – ‘Somersault’ (Bayonet Records)

Beach Fossils’ first album in four years sees them take a significant leap forwards in artistic terms, and it pays off frequently.

REVIEW: Weirds – ‘Swarmculture’ (Alcopop!)

Leeds four-piece Weirds have released a powerful and seductive debut album that leaves plenty of room for evolution in the future.


Weirds release their debut album ‘Swarmculture’ this week, and The Student Playlist caught up with them at the recent Live At Leeds festival.

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