The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Aiste Samuchovaite

REVIEW: Alessia Cara – ‘The Pains Of Growing’ (Def Jam / UMG)

‘The Pains Of Growing’ is a comforting, well-written and executed pop record, but stylistically it still keeps you wondering what exactly Alessia Cara’s sound is.

LIVE REVIEW: Sunflower Bean @ The Wardrobe, Leeds 20/11/2018

Sunflower Bean kick-start their UK headline tour with an amazing set at The Wardrobe, Leeds.

REVIEW: Little Dragon – ‘Lover Chanting’ EP (Ninja Tune)

The three new tracks that make up Little Dragon’s latest EP, ‘Lover Chanting’, contain all the traits that make them special but don’t advance their sound.

REVIEW: Empress Of – ‘Us’ (Terrible Records)

After such a mesmerising debut, Lorely Rodriguez’s second Empress Of album ‘Us’ loses much of its predecessor’s identity in a headlong rush for mainstream quality.

REVIEW: John Grant – ‘Love Is Magic’ (Bella Union)

John Grant’s fourth album ‘Love Is Magic’ is an Eighties pop extravaganza that crystallizes the absurdity and vulnerability of romantic and sexual experiences.

REVIEW: Cat Power – ‘Wanderer’ (Domino)

Chan Marshall’s first Cat Power album in six years, ‘Wanderer’, is a succinct re-statement of all the musical values that make her such a cult icon.

REVIEW: Christine And The Queens – ‘Chris’ (Because)

A bold and aggressive expansion upon all the elements that made ‘Chaleur Humaine’ such a slow-burning success, ‘Chris’ is another winner.

REVIEW: Big Red Machine – ‘Big Red Machine’ (PEOPLE / Jagjaguwar)

A musical collaboration borne from their PEOPLE project, Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon are a match made in indie-rock heaven on ‘Big Red Machine’.

REVIEW: White Denim – ‘Performance’ (City Slang)

White Denim aren’t even remotely current on their seventh album ‘Performance’, but it doesn’t prevent them from delivering an enjoyable album full of skewed, oddball insights.

REVIEW: Animal Collective – ‘Tangerine Reef’ (Domino)

Without Panda Bear for this latest audio-visual project with Coral Morphologic, Animal Collective produce a curious yet compelling suite of watery psychedelia in ‘Tangerine Reef’.