The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Harry Beynon

REVIEW: Ed Sheeran – ‘÷’ (Asylum / Atlantic)

The commercial juggernaut of Ed Sheeran will rumble on, and nothing anybody will say about ‘÷’ will make any difference. That said, it’s crushingly average.

REVIEW: Pissed Jeans – ‘Why Love Now’ (Sub Pop)

Hardcore punk foursome Pissed Jeans’ first album in four years sticks closely to their established formula, but is no less enjoyable for it.

REVIEW: Brontë – ‘Hands’ EP (Blood Records)

London-based indie trio Brontë deliver a tentative but impressive debut EP.

REVIEW: Rag’n’Bone Man – ‘Human’ (Sony / Columbia)

The industry has talked the talk on behalf of Rag’n’Bone Man, but Rory Graham can truly walk the walk with his impressive and soulful debut ‘Human’.

REVIEW: Deadmau5 – ‘W:/2016ALBUM/’ (mau5trap)

If Joel Zimmerman himself says that ‘W:/2016ALBUM/’ is “rushed” and “slapped together”, how does he expect anybody else to like it?

REVIEW: Metallica – ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct ‘ (Blackened)

This is a Metallica album not dominated by the blood-pumping riffs or by Kirk Hammett’s shredding solos but by the ingenuity of the stories