The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Harry Beynon

REVIEW: Hot Chip – ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’ (Domino)

Another charmingly inconsistent collection strewn with incredible highlights from Hot Chip on seventh album ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’.

REVIEW: Calexico / Iron & Wine – ‘Years To Burn’ (Sub Pop / City Slang)

14 years on from their last collaboration, Calexico and Sam Beam once again demonstrate their creative affinity for each other on ‘Years To Burn’.

CLASSIC ’90s: Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Californication’

Following some years out of favour, ‘Californication’ saw Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Frusciante completely restore their critical and commercial fortunes.

REVIEW: Honeyblood – ‘In Plain Sight’ (Marathon Artists)

Striking out on her own, Stina Tweeddale’s third Honeyblood album ‘In Plain Sight’ is a successful venture of sharp, incisive tracks.

REVIEW: Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ (Virgin EMI)

Machine-tooled for success to the point that it’s utterly unremarkable, the debut album from Lewis Capaldi almost defies analysis.

REVIEW: Durand Jones & The Indications – ‘American Love Call’ (Dead Oceans)

A politicised and socially aware update on their debut, full of soulful and orchestrated swells, ‘American Love Call’ sees Durand Jones & The Indications get serious.

REVIEW: SOAK – ‘Grim Town’ (Rough Trade)

A loose concept album of hope and strength in the face of disillusionment, Bridie Monds-Watson’s second SOAK album ‘Grim Town’ is a leap forwards.

REVIEW: Cage The Elephant – ‘Social Cues’ (RCA / Sony)

‘Social Cues’ represents a significant revival of artistic fortunes for Matt Shultz and Cage The Elephant.

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