The Student Playlist

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CULT ’90s: Liz Phair – ‘Exile In Guyville’

‘Exile In Guyville’, Liz Phair’s witty, detailed, and emotional vision of male-dominated society, makes living in one much easier.

REVIEW: Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Murmurations’ (Wichita / P.I.A.S.)

Simian Mobile Disco’s sixth album ‘Murmurations’ is yet another strong addition to an inventive and evolving body of work.

Liz Phair’s ‘Girly-Sound To Guyville’ 25th Anniversary Box Set

Matador’s 25th anniversary box set is both a formal acknowledgment of the importance of Liz Phair to American indie history, as well as her early experimental songwriting.

REVIEW: Empire Of The Sun – ‘On Our Way Home’ EP (The Sleepy Jackson / Universal)

Dropped from Capitol after the commercial failure of 2016’s ‘Two Vines’, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore strike out into a new era with… more of the same.

REVIEW: Sparks – ‘Hippopotamus’ (BMG)

Sparks’ first studio album in eight years, ‘Hippopotamus’, is either brilliant or naff depending on your outlook, but it’s most definitely enjoyable.

REVIEW: The Chainsmokers – ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ (Columbia)

The Chainsmokers’ rebrand from annoying EDM-merchants to slick pop operators can’t disguise a lack of soul or original ideas on an overproduced mess of a debut album.

REVIEW: Goldfrapp – ‘Silver Eye’ (Mute)

Goldfrapp’s seventh album ‘Silver Eye’ synthesises all of the band’s previous sounds to come up with something pleasing and powerful.

REVIEW: VANT – ‘Dumb Blood’ (Parlophone)

Literate alt-rock, abrasive punk energy and passionate, political lyrics combine on VANT’s debut ‘Dumb Blood’.

REVIEW: Brooders – ‘Brooders’ (self-released)

Leeds-based trio Brooders deliver a brief and immensely enjoyable history of their rapid progress so far with a self-titled mini-album.

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