The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Alicja Rutkowska

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.

REVIEW: Efterklang – ‘Altid Sammen’ (4AD)

Danish trio Efterklang return after a seven-year break with the entrancing ‘Altid Sammen’, their first album to be sung entirely in their native tongue.

REVIEW: (Sandy) Alex G – ‘House Of Sugar’ (Domino)

Weaving something unmistakably fantastical into his bedroom pop aesthetic, Alex Giannascoli ascends to a new level on his latest (Sandy) Alex G album ‘House Of Sugar’.

REVIEW: Lower Dens – ‘The Competition’ (Ribbon Music)

Jana Hunter’s forthright songwriting collides with immersive synth-driven music on Lower Dens’ fourth album ‘The Competition’.

REVIEW: Whitney – ‘Forever Turned Around’ (Secretly Canadian)

Three years in the making, Whitney’s second album ‘Forever Turned Around’ is just like its predecessor: earnest yet refreshingly free.

REVIEW: Jay Som – ‘Anak Ko’ (Lucky Number)

Melina Duterte brings collaborators on board for her second Jay Som album ‘Anak Ko’, and successfully expands her original bedroom pop vision.

REVIEW: Marika Hackman – ‘Any Human Friend’ (AMF / Virgin EMI)

On ‘Any Human Friend’, Marika Hackman reclaims female sexuality in pop music and redefines it on her terms, through truthful and passionate songwriting.