The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Aiste Samuchovaite

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’.

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.