The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ellie Wolf

REVIEW: Foals – ‘Collected Reworks’ (Warner)

A four-hour monster of a remix album, there’s so much material on Foals’ ‘Collected Reworks’ that it’s worth your time to at least explore.

REVIEW: Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Ascension’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

A daring and expertly crafted statement that’s a product of its political climate, ‘The Ascension’ is another masterpiece from Sufjan Stevens.

REVIEW: The Killers – ‘Imploding The Mirage’ (Island)

The Killers’ sixth album ‘Imploding The Mirage’ has solid and touching moments amid the usual Springstonian bombast.

CULT ’10s: The National – ‘High Violet’

The point at which The National began to outgrow their cult status to become one of the world’s finest bands, ‘High Violet’ turns 10 years old.

REVIEW: Dirty Projectors – ‘Windows Open’ EP (Domino)

Hobbled by a very short run-time, Dirty Projectors’ latest EP ‘Windows Open’ feels slightly unsatisfying and insubstantial as we wait for a new album.

REVIEW: Tame Impala – ‘The Slow Rush’ (Island / Modular)

A thematic and true sequel to his previous Tame Impala masterpieces, Kevin Parker ruminates on the nature of time on ‘The Slow Rush’.

REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ (Polydor / Interscope)

Never before have Lana Del Rey’s various aesthetics sounded more genuine, and in service of a singular sentiment, than on ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’

REVIEW: Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ (Prolifica / P.I.A.S.)

Two Door Cinema Club’s fourth album ‘False Alarm’ sees them effortlessly turn the same indie-pop bop-along tricks – but it becomes grating after a short time.

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