The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: St. Vincent – ‘MASSEDUCTION’ (Loma Vista)

‘MASSEDUCTION’ can be read both as St. Vincent being seduced into significant Pop culture relevancy and, conversely, her taking the entire medium of celebrity and Pop and making it work for her. Choosing to interpret it as the latter makes for one of the best and consistent listens of the year.

REVIEW: Kelela – ‘Take Me Apart’ (Warp Records)

Pulsating, heady and intricately vulnerable, Kelela’s debut album ‘Take Me Apart’ is a strong musical statement in the world of innovative R&B.

REVIEW: TORRES – ‘Three Futures’ (4AD)

Mackenzie Scott’s third TORRES album ‘Three Futures’ has pushed into the highest echelon of women working at the peak of their powers in indie.

REVIEW: Four Tet – ‘New Energy’ (Text Records)

Kieran Hebden’s ninth Four Tet album ‘New Energy’ sees him look to his own past for inspiration, leading to a terrific and accessible experience.

REVIEW: Hundred Waters – ‘Communicating’ (!K7 / OWSLA)

Hundred Waters’ third album ‘Communicating’ sees them spread further from their folktronica origins to make themselves relevant and interesting all over again.