The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Harry Beynon

REVIEW: Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Miserable Miracles’ (Club AC30)

Mixing up their previous shoegaze stylings with trappings of electronica, ‘Miserable Miracles’ is a fine musical evolution for Pinkshinyultrablast.

REVIEW: Breaking Benjamin – ‘Ember’ (Hollywood Records)

Breaking Benjamin’s sixth album ‘Ember’ is a monotonous, predictable and overly-clean disappointment.

REVIEW: The Shacks – ‘Haze’ (Big Crown)

Refracting the pop and rock psychedelia of the Sixties through the prism of modern songwriting and with soulful delivery, The Shacks have delivered what will surely be regarded as one of the best guitar debuts of 2018.

REVIEW: Nap Eyes – ‘I’m Bad Now’ (Jagjaguwar)

All the ingredients are there for Nap Eyes’ third album ‘I’m Bad Now’ to be a triumph, but it falls short of the cerebral thrills of its predecessors.

REVIEW: Pale Waves – ‘All The Things I Never Said’ EP (Dirty Hit)

Although it’s taken a while to arrive, ‘All The Things I Never Said’ is a promising starting point for Pale Waves that leaves a lasting first impression.

REVIEW: Son Lux – ‘Brighter Wounds’ (City Slang)

Ryan Lott’s fifth Son Lux album ‘Brighter Wounds’ is the first one not to leave the listener dazzled, but it’s still a solid and rewarding effort.

REVIEW: No Age – ‘Snares Like A Haircut’ (Drag City)

After a five-year break and having moved from Sub Pop to Drag City, L.A.-based garage-rock duo No Age remind everyone of their talents with fifth album ‘Snares Like A Haircut’.

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