The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Aiste Samuchovaite

CLASSIC ’90s: Björk – ‘Debut’

25 years later, Björk’s breakout album ‘Debut’ still sounds stunningly modern and forward-thinking.

REVIEW: Kids See Ghosts – ‘KIDS SEE GHOSTS’ (GOOD / Def Jam)

On ‘Kids See Ghosts’, Kanye West and Kid Cudi find in each other the perfect creative foil – Cudi setting the mood and bringing lyrical honesty, while West provides the edge with his verses and ingenious sampling.

REVIEW: Neko Case – ‘Hell-On’ (Anti-)

Eclectic yet completely coherent, Neko Case’s eighth solo album ‘Hell-On’ is a triumph for female storytelling in modern music.

REVIEW: Leon Bridges – ‘Good Thing’ (Columbia)

Leon Bridges’ sophomore album ‘Good Thing’ is more rooted in the present than the past, while leaving the more classical features of his sound and delivery intact.

REVIEW: Eels – ‘The Deconstruction’ (E Works)

Mark Oliver Everett’s 12th Eels album ‘The Deconstruction’ contains everything in its right place, yet the tone is most definitely more optimistic than usual.

REVIEW: The Weeknd – ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ (XO / Republic)

A surprise mini-album released in time for Easter, ‘My Dear Melancholy’ sees Abel Tesfaye leaning a little more towards his origins and away from the fanbase-splitting ‘Starboy’.

CULT ’00s: Panic At The Disco – ‘Pretty. Odd.’

An underrated, ’60s-indebted gem that divided fans and caused Panic At The Disco to split in two, ‘Pretty. Odd.’ has aged incredibly well over the last decade.

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