The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Harry Beynon

REVIEW: Spring King – ‘A Better Life’ (Island)

Major label indie-rock hopefuls Spring King deliver a disappointing follow-up to a strong debut with ‘A Better Life’.

REVIEW: Eminem – ‘Kamikaze’ (Aftermath)

Intended as a reaction to the tepid reception to last year’s ‘Revival’, Eminem’s surprise new album ‘Kamikaze’ still finds him miles off his best form.

REVIEW: Deaf Havana – ‘Rituals’ (SO / Silva Screen)

We know Deaf Havana are capable of greatness, which makes the overwrought and bland ‘Rituals’ so disappointing and frustrating.

REVIEW: Spider Bags – ‘Someday Everything Will Be Fine’ (Merge)

Now on their fifth album, Spider Bags are still tinkering with their off-kilter mix of punk, indie, country and blues on ‘Someday Everything Will Be Fine’.

REVIEW: Deafheaven – ‘Ordinary Corrupt Human Love’ (Anti-)

Deafheaven’s fourth album ‘Ordinary Corrupt Human Love’ sees the post-black metal masters blot their copybook for their first time, with an interesting but rather flawed outing.

REVIEW: Protomartyr – ‘Consolation’ EP (Domino)

Tying up the loose ends from 2017’s ‘Relatives In Descent’ and throwing in a couple of brilliant collaborations with Kelley Deal, Protomartyr’s ‘Consolation’ EP is another triumph.

REVIEW: Boy Azooga – ‘1, 2, Kung Fu!’ (Heavenly / P.I.A.S.)

‘1, 2, Kung Fu!’, the debut effort from Welsh band Boy Azooga, is an enjoyable indie debut splattered with electronica and psychedelia.

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