The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Harrison Kirby

REVIEW: Royal Blood – ‘Typhoons’ (Warner Records)

Embracing funk and disco influences into their template of hard rock and chunky riffing, Royal Blood’s third album ‘Typhoons’ is admirable but slightly uneven.

REVIEW: Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Dry, inventive and intelligent, Dry Cleaning’s ‘New Long Leg’ represents one of British post-punk’s most promising debut albums in years.

CLASSIC ’00s: Gorillaz – ‘Gorillaz’

A low-key album of pop, dub and rap experimentation, ‘Gorillaz’ is a compelling but imperfect origin story of one of music’s most enduring bands.

REVIEW: William Doyle – ‘Great Spans Of Muddy Time’ (Tough Love)

Former East India Youth man William Doyle’s latest album ‘Great Spans Of Muddy Time’ is populated exclusively by ideas executed better by other artists.

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – ‘The Shadow I Remember’ (Carpark)

‘The Shadow I Remember’ is as essential as Cloud Nothings have ever sounded, a collection of taut and cathartic meld of garage punk and post-hardcore.

REVIEW: Django Django – ‘Glowing In The Dark’ (Because)

On fourth album ‘Glowing In The Dark’, Django Django partly rediscover the danceable art-rock roots that established them a decade ago.

REVIEW: Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ (Dead Oceans)

Shame’s second album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ takes a darker turn away from their debut, but comes off like an immaculately observed but ultimately slightly uninspired collection.

REVIEW: Taylor Swift – ‘evermore’ (Republic)

A sonically similar companion piece to ‘folklore’, Taylor Swift’s ‘evermore’ is lush and detailed both lyrically and musically.

REVIEW: Mamalarky – ‘Mamalarky’ (Fire Talk)

Lo-fi but polished and precise, the self-titled debut from Mamalarky is the result of deep musical knowledge and meticulous attention to detail.

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