The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category New Album Releases

REVIEW: U2 – ‘Songs Of Experience’ (Island / Universal)

‘Songs Of Experience’ is a conscious, concerted effort from four men nearing their 60s to seize the zeitgeist and sound relevant in 2017.

REVIEW: Björk – ‘Utopia’ (One Little Indian)

Björk’s flute-heavy ninth album ‘Utopia’ is one of her most enchanting and meditative to date.

REVIEW: Charlotte Gainsbourg – ‘Rest’ (Because)

‘Rest’ isn’t an unmitigated success and there are times where the experimentation misses the mark, but, on album five, Charlotte Gainsbourg sounds as free as ever.

REVIEW: Green Day – ‘Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band’ (Reprise)

With a handful of unfortunately necessary oversights due to space constraints, Green Day’s latest greatest hits comp ‘God’s Favorite Band’ is a solid but unspectacular career overview.

REVIEW: Baths – ‘Romaplasm’ (Anticon)

Romaplasm fills the chasm between the guy posting anime screencaps on his twitter account, and the Baths of ‘Obsidian’, to charming results.

REVIEW: OCS – ‘Memory Of A Cut Off Head’ (Castle Face)

Psychedelic garage rock veteran John Dwyer continues his prodigious output rate by returning to his OCS moniker on ‘Memory Of A Cut Off Head’.

REVIEW: Morrissey – ‘Low In High School’ (BMG)

Aside from the controversy surrounding its release, Morrissey’s 11th studio album ‘Low In High School’ is an exhausting listen that tries too hard to hammer home the socio-political commentary.

REVIEW: Angel Olsen – ‘Phases’ (Jagjaguwar)

B-sides album ‘Phases’ is an interesting and thoroughly worthwhile accompaniment to Angel Olsen’s three studio albums thus far.

REVIEW: Empire Of The Sun – ‘On Our Way Home’ EP (The Sleepy Jackson / Universal)

Dropped from Capitol after the commercial failure of 2016’s ‘Two Vines’, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore strike out into a new era with… more of the same.