The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Aryan Agarwal

REVIEW: Modest Mouse – ‘The Golden Casket’ (Epic)

‘The Golden Casket’ represents a partial rediscovery of Modest Mouse’s (and Isaac Brock’s) identity after the debacle of ‘Strangers To Ourselves’.

REVIEW: London Grammar – ‘Californian Soil’ (Metal & Dust / Ministry Of Sound)

London Grammar bust out of the monotony of their first two albums with ‘Californian Soil’, their most vivid, experimental and powerful project yet.

REVIEW: Middle Kids – ‘Today We’re The Greatest’ (Lucky Number)

‘Today We’re The Greatest’ is a fine evolution for Australian indie-pop outfit Middle Kids, but one that perhaps lacks a bit of innovation.

REVIEW: Kings Of Leon – ‘When You See Yourself’ (RCA)

Debates about the nature of its release aside, what’s relevant is that ‘When You See Yourself’ is an extremely bland and predictable offering from an extremely bland and predictable band.

REVIEW: Katy Kirby – ‘Cool Dry Place’ (Keeled Scales)

Gauzy, dreamy folk-pop meets intimate songwriting on Katy Kirby’s stellar debut album ‘Cool Dry Place’.

REVIEW: The Weather Station – ‘Ignorance’ (Fat Possum)

Human and generous, ‘Ignorance’ not only represents a significant overhaul in their sound, but also the best thing that The Weather Station have made so far.

REVIEW: Lanterns On The Lake – ‘The Realist’ EP (Bella Union’

‘The Realist’ is an understated, graceful companion to Lanterns On The Lake’s exceptional ‘Spook The Herd’, and a perfect end to an era.

REVIEW: Future Islands – ‘As Long As You Are’ (4AD)

Emotionally unshackled but musically pristine, the contrasts of Future Islands’ sixth album ‘As Long As You Are’ make it their most rewarding so far.

REVIEW: Joji – ‘Nectar’ (88rising / 12Tone / Sony)

Sleeker and more powerful than his lo-fi early material, George Miller’s second Joji album ‘Nectar’ is a small but noticeable step forwards.

REVIEW: Cub Sport – ‘Like Nirvana’ (Cub Sport Records / Believe)

The biggest evolutionary leap in their sound yet, Cub Sport’s fourth album ‘Like Nirvana’ works best at its boldest.

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