The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ben Weinstein

REVIEW: Blood Orange – ‘Angel’s Pulse’ (Domino)

A surprise new mixtape from Dev Hynes’ Blood Orange project, ‘Angel’s Pulse’ examines the tension between the capacities for good and evil in human nature.

REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars’ (Columbia)

Bedecked with lush strings, sweeping vistas and a cast of restless characters, Bruce Springsteen’s 19th album ‘Western Stars’ displays more passion and drive than bands a third his age.

REVIEW: Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Dedicated’ (Schoolboy / Interscope)

While it’s overly long and sometimes commits the cardinal sin for a Carly Rae Jepsen album of being boring, ‘Dedicated’ shows signs of sonic and artistic growth.