The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

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REVIEW: The Districts – ‘Popular Manipulations’ (Fat Possum)

The Districts’ third effort ‘Popular Manipulations’ is a mostly enjoyable yet ultimately un-extraordinary dosage of folksy indie-rock.

REVIEW: Rat Boy – ‘SCUM’ (Parlophone)

Jordan Cardy’s much-anticipated debut album as Rat Boy packs plenty of storytelling punch, but perhaps lacks the extra ingredient of originality to make a truly great first record.

REVIEW: Guided By Voices – ‘How Do You Spell Heaven’ (GBV Ltd.)

Guided By Voices’ 24th studio album is refreshingly accessible, and as good an entry point as any for a newcomer.

REVIEW: The Cribs – ’24/7 Rock Star Shit’ (Sonic Blew / Sony RED)

Teaming up with Steve Albini, ’24/7 Rock Star Shit’ is the all-out punk record that The Cribs have been threatening to make for years.

REVIEW: Girl Ray – ‘Earl Grey’ (Moshi Moshi)

Girl Ray’s eagerly awaited first full-length ‘Earl Grey’ fulfills all the requirements for a promising and entertaining debut.

REVIEW: Fightmilk – ‘Pity Party’ EP (Fierce Panda)

Fightmilk’s third EP ‘Pity Party’ sees the self-styled “popular” “Uxbridge” “band” full of brilliantly obnoxious attitude and having tremendous fun.