The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ellie Wolf

REVIEW: George Ezra – ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ (Columbia / Sony)

George Ezra’s second record ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ is pure escapism – a decently put together, well-produced but slightly artless half an hour.

CLASSIC ’00s: Foals – ‘Antidotes’

Foals’ debut album ‘Antidotes’ is far from their creative peak, but the sonic template it laid down has dominated British indie for the last 10 years.

REVIEW: of Montreal – ‘White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood’ (Polyvinyl)

The 15th of Montreal album ‘White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood’ might be the long-awaited re-affirmation for fans that Kevin Barnes is still capable of constructing something that resonates with more people than just himself.

REVIEW: U.S. Girls – ‘In A Poem Unlimited’ (4AD)

Meghan Remy’s newest batch of narratives dipped in concoctions of psych-rock, synth-pop, and the avant-garde provide angry, harsh, and in places downright bitter moments of vicarious catharsis.

PLAYLIST: R.I.P. Wild Beasts – 14 Songs For 14 Years

As we prepare to say farewell to Wild Beasts, here’s 14 songs to mark their 14 years together.

REVIEW: Rhye – ‘Blood’ (Loma Vista)

Rhye’s new release ‘Blood’ reflects both the on-stage and off-stage changes that took place around the project over the last five years, while also sticking to exactly the same style and mood that made their debut a break-out bedroom hit five years ago.

REVIEW: Porches – ‘The House’ (Domino)

On ‘The House’, Aaron Maine attempts to hone in on the simple-minded yet charmingly authentic and relatable elements that made ‘Pool’ an enjoyable listen. Sadly, this might not have been the best approach.

The Top 50 Tracks of 2017

The Student Playlist’s countdown of the Top 50 Tracks of 2017!

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