The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Shame – ‘Songs Of Praise’ (Dead Oceans)

‘Songs Of Praise’ is an outstanding debut both lyrically and instrumentally, and shows that Shame may fulfill all those breathless promises that they can save British guitar music.

REVIEW: N*E*R*D* – ‘No_One Ever Really Dies’ (i am OTHER / Columbia)

Returning after a seven-year hiatus, The Neptunes’ recording vehicle N*E*R*D* still suffers from the same flaws and lack of consistency on ‘No_One Ever Really Dies’.

REVIEW: Eminem – ‘Revival’ (Aftermath / Shady / Interscope)

Marshall Mathers’ latest attempt at resuscitating his credibility on his ninth Eminem album ‘Revival’ tries hard, but leaves very little impression on the listener’s memory.

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: 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’.