The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Alicja Rutkowska

REVIEW: Haim – ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ (Universal)

Less summery and shiny than Haim’s previous albums, ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ is a tough, forthright statement of importance.

REVIEW: Jehnny Beth – ‘To Love Is To Live’ (20L07 Music)

‘To Love Is To Live’, the debut solo album from Savages’ lead singer Jehnny Beth, is an uncompromising tackling of the dark sides of life as well as a celebration of its highs.

REVIEW: PINS – ‘Hot Slick’ (Haus Of Pins)

Heavier and more robust than previous releases, PINS’ third album ‘Hot Slick’ nevertheless retains the playfulness that made them so enjoyable when they emerged.

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.