The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Alicja Rutkowska

REVIEW: Future Islands – ‘The Far Field’ (4AD)

After their resounding success in 2014, Future Islands make the art of the ‘difficult follow-up’ album look incredibly easy with ‘The Far Field’.

REVIEW: Hippo Campus – ‘landmark’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Minnesotan indie four-piece Hippo Campus’ debut album ‘landmark’ lives up to the sterling live reputation they’ve built themselves over the last four years.

REVIEW: Horse Thief – ‘Trials & Truths’ (Bella Union)

Indie-folk quintet Horse Thief’s second album ‘Trials & Truths’ is perfectly pleasant, but fails to develop from their promising 2014 debut.

REVIEW: The Proper Ornaments – ‘Foxhole’ (Tough Love)

The Proper Ornaments’ second LP ‘Foxhole’ grows naturally out of their debut, full of retro charm indebted to the very best of the 1960s.

REVIEW: DNCE – ‘DNCE’ (Republic Records)

DNCE’s eponymous debut will definitely surprise the most sceptical listeners

REVIEW: Tove Lo – ‘Lady Wood’ (Island)

With ‘Lady Wood’, Lo hasn’t managed to explore that aspect of her persona enough and grow from what she introduced us to on ‘Queen Of The Clouds’.

REVIEW: Jimmy Eat World ‘Integrity Blues’ (RCA)

Integrity Blues is a sonically cohesive and very well produced album that will satisfy both old and new listeners.

REVIEW: White Lies – ‘Friends’ (BMG)

On ‘Friends’, it’s hard to determine a direction at which White Lies might be going with their music, since they seem to have been stuck in the same place for quite some time now.