The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – ‘As You Were’ (Warner Bros.)

‘As You Were’ is fundamentally solid, but it’s just too hard not to compare it to the brash public persona that Liam Gallagher has constructed and be a touch disappointed.

REVIEW: Royal Blood – ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ (Warner Bros.)

Following their meteoric rise to the top three years ago, Royal Blood stick to their guns and offer up more punishing riffage on ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’

REVIEW: Dua Lipa – ‘Dua Lipa’ (Warner Bros.)

Dua Lipa’s long-awaited debut album is extremely accessible and competent but misses the chance to be truly cutting-edge.

REVIEW: Gorillaz – ‘Humanz’ (Parlophone / Warner Bros.)

Gorillaz’ first proper album in seven years, featuring a galaxy of guest stars, effectively re-boots their sound for 2017, though it’s not as distinctive as it once was.

CLASSIC ’80s: Prince – ‘Sign O’ The Times’

Prince’s 1987 masterpiece ‘Sign O’ The Times’ was arguably the last of its kind – the four-sided vinyl blowout.

REVIEW: The Flaming Lips – ‘Oczy Mlody’ (Warner Bros.)

Whilst some may have hoped for an experimental masterpiece, or a piece of psych-pop bliss, on Ozcy Mlody, the Flaming Lips have kept true to their Terror sound.

REVIEW: Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us To Life’ (Warner Bros)

‘Remember Us To Life’ goes some way to changing that, but though there are new layers of sound, the album feels too disjointed to really take hold.

REVIEW: Banks & Steelz – ‘Anything But Words’ (Warner Bros.)

by Ollie Rankine Artist collaborations experimenting with the fusion of rock and hip-hop are naturally apprehensive ordeals for both musicians and fans to patiently endure until the release date. The pairing of the two genres have previously tasted commercial success within Aerosmith and Run-DMC’s 1986 version of ‘Walk This Way’ and then later, Linkin Park and Jay Z also proving its viability with their 2004, rap rock mash-up, Collision Course.

REVIEW: Cassius – ‘Ibifornia’ (Warner Bros. / Ed Banger)

by John Tindale It has been a full decade since French electronic duo Cassius last released an album in the form of 15 Again, an Ibiza-infused celebrating house during a lull for the genre. Ibifornia, a blending of the club of Ibiza and the sun of California, is an ambitious and risk-taking affair that, unfortunately, misses its target too often.

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