The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Aiste Samuchovaite

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.

REVIEW: Twin Peaks – ‘Sweet ’17 Singles’ (Grand Jury Music)

Collecting 12 months’ worth of sporadic recording designed to be listened to individually, ‘Sweet ’17 Singles’ is perfectly enjoyable but doesn’t move Twin Peaks forward.

REVIEW: First Aid Kit – ‘Ruins’ (Columbia)

First Aid Kit’s third album ‘Ruins’ suffers from same-iness, but the Soderberg sisters are in fine vocal form and it’s a comforting, if rarely challenging listen.

REVIEW: Angel Olsen – ‘Phases’ (Jagjaguwar)

B-sides album ‘Phases’ is an interesting and thoroughly worthwhile accompaniment to Angel Olsen’s three studio albums thus far.

REVIEW: King Krule – ‘The OOZ’ (XL Recordings)

Archy Marshall’s second King Krule album ‘The OOZ’ is an ambitious sprawl of jazz, hip-hop, scratchy acoustic balladry and beat poetry.

REVIEW: Kelela – ‘Take Me Apart’ (Warp Records)

Pulsating, heady and intricately vulnerable, Kelela‚Äôs debut album ‘Take Me Apart’ is a strong musical statement in the world of innovative R&B.