The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Posts by Ollie Rankine

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.

REVIEW: Pond – ‘The Weather’ (Marathon)

Pond’s seventh studio album ‘The Weather’ sees them change gears slightly, moving in a slightly more synthesised direction like their friends Tame Impala did with ‘Currents’.

REVIEW: Maxïmo Park – ‘Risk To Exist’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Maxïmo Park’s sixth studio album ‘Risk To Exist’ ditches Paul Smith’s usual cryptic, intelligent lyrical style for vacuous sloganeering and empty thrills.

REVIEW: Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (Bella Union / Sub Pop)

The caustically funny ‘Pure Comedy’ sees Josh Tillman take aim at society and politics in his third album as Father John Misty.