The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Alicja Rutkowska

REVIEW: Ezra Furman – ‘Transangelic Exodus’ (Bella Union)

Ezra Furman’s latest album ‘Transangelic Exodus’ is dynamic and forward-looking in musical terms, and frees up its creator for his unique storytelling style.

REVIEW: Field Music – ‘Open Here’ (Memphis Industries)

Field Music do not disappoint with their seventh full-length release ‘Open Here’, an album full of mesmerizing arrangements and contemplative lyrics which play together in perfect harmony.

REVIEW: Shopping – ‘The Official Body’ (Fat Cat)

Returning with a third album of politically oriented lyrics as sharp as the needling post-punk/funk that backs it, Shopping’s ‘The Official Body’ is another triumph.

REVIEW: Taylor Swift – ‘Reputation’ (Big Machine)

‘Reputation’ sees Taylor Swift examine her relationship with the media and the nature of fame, but one can’t help feeling that she could have taken more musical risks.

LIVE REVIEW: Catholic Action @ Headrow House, Leeds

Glasgow’s Catholic Action played a sumptuous, hit-packed but rather brief set that left us tingling for more.

REVIEW: Julien Baker – ‘Turn Out The Lights’ (Matador)

Her second album and first for prestigious indie Matador, ‘Turn Out The Lights’ is another impressive showcase for Julien Baker and her considerable songwriting talent.

REVIEW: Catholic Action – ‘In Memory Of’ (Modern Sky)

‘In Memory Of’ certainly doesn’t want for memorable tunes, but Catholic Action haven’t quite delivered the brilliant debut that many had hoped. It’s a very good start, though!

REVIEW: The Killers – ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ (Island / UMG)

The first album from The Killers in five years, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, sees the band struggling to break with their old ways, but only sometimes sucessfully.

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