The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by George McKenna

REVIEW: Morrissey – ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ (BMG)

It won’t do anything to win back any previous fans, but Morrissey’s latest LP ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ is better than his recent efforts.

REVIEW: Destroyer – ‘Have We Met’ (Dead Oceans)

Dan Bejar’s 12th Destroyer album ‘Have We Met’ reaches the heights of his songwriting capability, but frustratingly infrequently.

REVIEW: Courteeners – ‘More. Again. Forever.’ (Ignition)

Continuing to build on their recently discovered dance/rock aesthetic, Courteeners’ sixth album ‘More. Again. Forever.’ will at least please the die-hards.

CLASSIC ’70s: Pink Floyd – ‘The Wall’

Although ‘The Wall’ was an extraordinary accomplishment, Roger Waters’ masterpiece effectively signaled the end of Pink Floyd’s classic line-up.

REVIEW: Coldplay – ‘Everyday Life’ (Parlophone)

A surprising blur of unfamiliar elements, ‘Everyday Life’ represents the first time that Coldplay haven’t jumped on whatever bandwagon might generate the highest revenue for them.

REVIEW: Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron – ‘Lost Wisdom, Pt. 2’ (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

A sequel to their 2008 collaboration, Julie Doiron represents a fitting creative foil for Phil Elverum’s Mount Eerie on ‘Lost Wisdom, Pt. 2’.

REVIEW: Wilco – ‘Ode To Joy’ (dBpm)

Although masterful in places, Wilco’s 11th album ‘Ode To Joy’ is hamstrung by flat, damp production and some uninspired writing.