The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Ellie Wolf

REVIEW: Mount Kimbie – ‘Love What Survives’ (Warp Records)

Mount Kimbie’s third album ‘Love What Survives’ sees them go further down the path of third-party collaboration with their post-dubstep sound, and it’s enjoyable without being definitive.

REVIEW: Daughter – ‘Music From Before The Storm’ (4AD)

Following two decent albums of sumptuous, dreamy indie-rock, Daughter’s next move is to provide the soundtrack to a video game.

REVIEW: The War On Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (Atlantic)

On ‘A Deeper Understanding’, Adam Granduciel travels even further into his own haunted mindscape to make another War On Drugs masterpiece.

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: HAIM – ‘Something To Tell You’ (Polydor)

Having spent nearly four years on it, ‘Something To Tell You’ sees HAIM return with their critic and public-pleasing formula fully intact.

REVIEW: Washed Out – ‘Mister Mellow’ (Stones Throw)

Ernest Greene’s third full-length Washed Out album is perfectly functional and enjoyable, but fails to push the boundaries of chillwave in any discernible direction.

REVIEW: The Drums – ‘Abysmal Thoughts’ (Anti-)

Now simply a solo vehicle for singer Jonny Pierce, the fourth Drums record is perfectly fine but doesn’t take any risks or offer many variations of the formula.