The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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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: Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – ‘MILANO’ (Monitor Pop / Columbia)

Italian film soundtrack composer Daniele Luppi and New York slacker-rock gods Parquet Courts make for an odd meeting on paper, but ‘MILANO’ is consistently compelling and enjoyable.

REVIEW: LCD Soundsystem – ‘American Dream’ (DFA / Columbia)

LCD Soundsystem fans worried about James Murphy’s return to the studio should be reassured that ‘American Dream’ stands up to all of their past glories.

REVIEW: Foster The People – ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ (Columbia / Sony)

Probably now doomed to be remembered as a one-hit wonder, Foster The People’s utterly inoffensive third album ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ completely lacks originality.

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: Amber Coffman – ‘City Of No Reply’ (Columbia / Sony)

Amber Coffman’s first solo album after leaving Dirty Projectors, ‘City Of No Reply’, is sadly far too polite and inoffensive to be memorable enough.

REVIEW: Harry Styles – ‘Harry Styles’ (Columbia / Sony)

Stepping out of the shadow of One Direction for the first time, Harry Styles’ self-titled debut is confident, surprisingly enjoyable and mostly credible.

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