The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Aiste Samuchovaite

REVIEW: Tune-Yards – ‘sketchy.’ (4AD)

Inventive, energetic avant-pop bears up heavy thematic material on Tune-Yards’ dense latest effort ‘sketchy.’.

REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ (Polydor / Interscope)

While it perhaps won’t have the same impact as previous releases, ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ is an artful evolution of Lana Del Rey’s image and persona.

REVIEW: Julien Baker – ‘Little Oblivions’ (Matador)

Embracing a bigger sound than her acutely intimate early work, ‘Little Oblivions’ serves to amplify Julien Baker’s message.

REVIEW: Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ (Rough Trade)

Reimagining their post-punk sound along more diverse lines, Goat Girl’s second album ‘On All Fours’ is an unmitigated triumph.

REVIEW: Marika Hackman – ‘Covers’ (self-released)

While there are a healthy number of inspired takes on beautiful heartbreak originals, Marika Hackman’s ‘Covers’ is too uniformly sombre.

REVIEW: Matt Berninger – ‘Serpentine Prison’ (Concord)

Unlike his work with The National, it’s very much up to the listener with what they want to find in Matt Berninger’s debut solo album ‘Serpentine Prison’.

REVIEW: Disclosure – ‘ENERGY’ (Island)

Despite being titled ‘ENERGY’, the Lawrence brothers’ third Disclosure album often lacks the creative spark of ingenuity, content to rest in autopilot.

REVIEW: Bully – ‘SUGAREGG’ (Sub Pop)

Alicia Bognanno grows ever more confident on Bully’s third album ‘SUGAREGG’, a cathartic soundtrack to picking up the pieces and starting again.

REVIEW: Dream Wife – ‘So When You Gonna…’ (Lucky Number)

Although poppy, melodic and immensely fun in its execution, Dream Wife’s second album ‘So When You Gonna…’ is held back slightly by the strength of its songs.

REVIEW: Arca – ‘KiCk i’ (XL)

The first of a planned series of four albums, ‘KiCk i’ is the most ‘pop’ of all of Arca’s albums to date, yet retains the avant-garde cutting edge that has always made her music so compelling.

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