The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Jacob Kendrew

REVIEW: The Sherlocks – ‘Under Your Sky’ (BMG)

On ‘Under Your Sky’, The Sherlocks deliver a criminally unimaginative sophomore album that serves as a whistle-stop tour of indie-rock’s clich├ęs.

REVIEW: Temples – ‘Hot Motion’ (ATO / P.I.A.S.)

On their third album ‘Hot Motion’, Temples unfortunately over-polish their sound and lose many of the winning characteristics that made them so satisfying.

REVIEW: Frank Turner – ‘No Man’s Land’ (Polydor / Xtra Mile)

Quite aside from the backlash it’s generated, ‘No Man’s Land’ certainly represents an over-extension of Frank Turner’s emotional resources.

REVIEW: Ty Segall – ‘First Taste’ (Drag City)

Forsaking the electric guitar for the first time in his career, Ty Segall’s latest studio creation ‘First Taste’ still manages to convincingly re-create his psych-garage style.

REVIEW: Kaiser Chiefs – ‘Duck’ (Polydor / Universal)

Kaiser Chiefs once accurately expressed dissatisfaction with the modern world, but now that 2019 is genuinely a mess, they’re making prosaic, generic ‘anthems’ with no distinguishing qualities.

REVIEW: The Black Keys – ‘”Let’s Rock”‘ (Nonesuch / WEA)

Parting ways with Brian Burton on production, The Black Keys’ first album in five years is a very obvious homage to classic rock and blues.

REVIEW: The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ (Third Man Records)

Reforming for the first time in over a decade, Jack White’s The Raconteurs opt to play it comparatively safe on ‘Help Us Stranger’, notwithstanding some moments of weirdness.

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