The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Harry Beynon

REVIEW: J Mascis – ‘Elastic Days’ (Sub Pop)

It’s very much business as usual on Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis’ latest solo offering ‘Elastic Days’ – and that’s a really great thing.

REVIEW: The Prodigy – ‘No Tourists’ (BMG / Take Me To The Hospital)

Much more than just battle-hardened survivors, The Prodigy’s latest album ‘No Tourists’ finds them in fresher form than at any point in the last decade.

REVIEW: Greta Van Fleet – ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ (Republic)

Greta Van Fleet explore ’70s rock more broadly and expertly than some critics have admitted, but ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ is a pretty shallow experience.

REVIEW: Kurt Vile – ‘Bottle It In’ (Matador)

‘Bottle It In’ is the first Kurt Vile record to potentially split its audience, despite its admirable and mostly successful attempts at expanding his sonic boundaries.

REVIEW: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – ‘King Of Cowards’ (Rocket Recordings)

A compelling fusion of stoner rock and doom metal that exponentially ups the power of both genres, Pigsx7’s full-length debut album ‘King Of Cowards’ is a triumph.

REVIEW: Joyce Manor – ‘Million Dollars To Kill Me’ (Epitaph)

Joyce Manor continue to tack away from their older punk mannerisms and towards an enmeshment of ‘90s alternative rock, Britpop and shoegaze on ‘Million Dollars To Kill Me’.

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’.

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