The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ellie Wolf

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!

REVIEW: Baths – ‘Romaplasm’ (Anticon)

Romaplasm fills the chasm between the guy posting anime screencaps on his twitter account, and the Baths of ‘Obsidian’, to charming results.

“Yes I’m Changing” – Revisiting Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’

Now re-issued as a deluxe box set with B-sides and remixes, Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ continues to be exceptionally relevant, owing to Kevin Parker’s musicianship as well as the thematic core of the album.

REVIEW: Lost Horizons – ‘Ojalá’ (Bella Union)

Lost Horizons’ ‘Ojalá’ is an album that makes you feel melancholic and nostalgic, but for all the wrong reasons.

REVIEW: St. Vincent – ‘MASSEDUCTION’ (Loma Vista)

‘MASSEDUCTION’ can be read both as St. Vincent being seduced into significant Pop culture relevancy and, conversely, her taking the entire medium of celebrity and Pop and making it work for her. Choosing to interpret it as the latter makes for one of the best and consistent listens of the year.

CLASSIC ’00s: Radiohead – ‘In Rainbows’

Ten years on, Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ sounds like a band reveling in freedom from expectations and enjoying a rare period of creative freedom.

REVIEW: Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Hiss Spun’ (Sargent House)

Chelsea Wolfe’s fifth album ‘Hiss Spun’ is so remorselessly, unrelentingly bleak that it becomes physically tiring.

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