The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: The National – ‘Sleep Well Beast’ (4AD)

Sleep Well Beast represents a change in the sound of the band, but, fundamentally, is a record which makes sense in their discography, but that isn’t to say that it isn’t one of the most well-crafted and interesting listens of 2017.

CLASSIC ’00s: Kanye West – ‘Graduation’

Released 10 years ago, ‘Graduation’ was the end of the first golden age of Kanye West.

REVIEW: Gordi – ‘Reservoir’ (Jagjaguwar)

Reservoir is a thrilling listen from the off and is a great example of where Gordi is as an artist. There is still room to learn, but, this is a debut album full of interesting ideas and blissful textures which many artists would crave for.

REVIEW: Ghostpoet – ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ (P.I.A.S.)

Obaro Ijimiwe’s latest Ghostpoet album ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ feels very much like a record of its vaguely apocalyptic times.

REVIEW: Shabazz Palaces – ‘Quazarz…’ (Sub Pop)

Constantly baffling and challenging, Shabazz Palaces have managed to do something truly remarkable and increasingly rare with ‘Quazarz’ – sustain the listener’s attention for more than 70 minutes.

REVIEW: Beach House – ‘B-Sides And Rarities’ (Sub Pop)

Beach House haven’t broken any barriers with their ­’B-Sides And Rarities’, but they continue to please their forever-dedicated fans.