The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Daniel Antunes

REVIEW: Smokepurpp – ‘Deadstar 2’ (Alamo Records)

Smokepurpp’s latest mixtape ‘Deadstar 2’ continues to mark him out as one of Florida’s finest new wave rappers.

REVIEW: Kaytranada – ‘Bubba’ (RCA)

More thematically consistent than the sonic grab-bag of ‘99.9%’, Kaytranada’s second album ‘Bubba’ is a more thorough exploration of his influences.

REVIEW: FKA twigs – ‘Magdalene’ (Young Turks)

A compelling delve into the psyche of FKA twigs as well as an exploration of being human, ‘Magdalene’ is Tahliah Barnett’s second masterpiece.

REVIEW: Kanye West – ‘Jesus Is King’ (GOOD / Def Jam)

In delivering a gospel album in ‘Jesus Is King’, Kanye West has divided audiences and critics in a way that only he can.

REVIEW: Freese Trio – ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’ (self-released)

On their second full-length album ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’, Leeds-based freese trio turn vulnerability and anxiety into strength and virtue.

REVIEW: Danny Brown – ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ (Warp Records)

Although perhaps not as cutting-edge as ‘Atrocity Exhibition’, ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ is Danny Brown’s most consistent effort.

PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Hyperdub

A playlist introducing newcomers to the illustrious British electronica label Hyperdub, to mark its 15th anniversary.

REVIEW: Burial – ‘Claustro / State Forest’ EP (Hyperdub)

It’s nothing new or revolutionary, but Burial’s latest EP ‘Claustro / State Forest’ is the latest instalment in a fine body of work.

REVIEW: Flying Lotus – ‘Flamagra’ (Warp Records)

The first Flying Lotus album in five years, ‘Flamagra’ sees Steven Ellison exploring his life-long passion for hip-hop but plays it slightly too safe on occasion.

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