The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Alicja Rutkowska

REVIEW: Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor’ (Atlantic / WEA)

Hayley Williams’ debut solo album ‘Petals For Armor’ showcases a different and interesting side to her personality outside of the context of Paramore.

REVIEW: Hotel Lux – ‘Barstool Preaching’ EP (Nice Swan Records)

Following a string of rough ‘n’ ready singles, Hotel Lux’s first EP ‘Barstool Preaching’ further justifies the excited words being uttered about them.

REVIEW: Empress Of – ‘I’m Your Empress Of’ (Terrible Records)

Lorely Rodriguez bounces back with her third album ‘I’m Your Empress Of’, more expressive and personal than her previous works.

REVIEW: Half Waif – ‘The Caretaker’ (Anti)

Nandi Rose Plunkett’s second Half Waif album ‘The Caretaker’ is a beautiful and dark record, exuding resilience and vulnerability in equal measure.

REVIEW: Låpsley – ‘Through Water’ (Her Own Recordings / XL)

Recorded after years of personal struggle, Holly Lapsley Fletcher’s long-awaited second album ‘Through Water’ is therapeutic and cathartic.

REVIEW: Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cry’ (Partisan)

Another album of heartache set to exquisitely produced dream-pop, Greg Gonzalez’s second Cigarettes After Sex album ‘Cry’ feels like an extension of the debut.

REVIEW: Vagabon – ‘Vagabon’ (Nonesuch / WEA)

Laetitia Tamko’s second Vagabon album takes the arresting vision of her 2017 debut and explodes it into something grander.