The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Alicja Rutkowska

REVIEW: Superfood – ‘Bambino’ (Dirty Hit)

Promising indie four-piece Superfood call in the musical reinforcements for their second album ‘Bambino’, and the quality is consistent enough to suggest a real long-term future is in store for them.

REVIEW: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – ‘The Echo Of Pleasure’ (Painbow Music)

Kip Berman resurrects The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart for a first album in nearly four years, and it contains all the elements that made them great without really pushing the envelope.

REVIEW: Iron & Wine – ‘Beast Epic’ (Sub Pop / Black Cricket)

Sam Beam’s sixth Iron & Wine album ‘Beast Epic’ sticks very closely to the same formula that’s made him such a celebrated figure in the indie/folk scene for so many years.

REVIEW: Declan McKenna – ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’ (Columbia)

Stuffed with already familiar hits and sparkling new tracks, Declan McKenna’s keenly awaited debut ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’ feels like an instant modern classic.

REVIEW: Toro Y Moi – ‘Boo Boo’ (Carpark)

Chaz Bundick’s fifth album as Toro Y Moi sees the influences of ’80s pop creeping into his chillwave formula.

REVIEW: Imagine Dragons – ‘Evolve’ (KIDinaKORNER / Interscope)

Despite the title, Imagine Dragons show absolutely no sign of moving forwards from the shiny, anthemic bombast of their previous albums.

REVIEW: London Grammar – ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ (Ministry of Sound / Sony)

After a four year wait, London Grammar play things very conservatively on their second album, opting to refine and polish the sound of the first rather than break new ground.