The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Jacob Kendrew

REVIEW: The Flaming Lips – ‘American Head’ (Bella Union / Warner Bros.)

A conscious re-tread of the whimsical psychedelia that established The Flaming Lips in the mainstream 20 years ago, ‘American Head’ is a qualified triumph.

REVIEW: Becky And The Birds – ‘Trasslig’ EP (4AD)

Thea Gustafsson’s Becky And The Birds project is one that promises great things, if latest EP ‘Trasslig’ is anything to go by.

REVIEW: Pottery – ‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’ (Partisan)

Fusing funky rhythms with the grit of garage-rock and punk, transatlantic outfit Pottery deliver one of the debuts of 2020 with ‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’.

REVIEW: Team Picture – ‘The Menace Of Mechanical Music’ (Clue Records)

Leeds-based sextet Team Picture release a carefully constructed and very impressive debut album in ‘The Menace Of Mechanical Music’.

REVIEW: BC Camplight – ‘Shortly After Takeoff’ (Bella Union)

Completing BC Camplight’s so-called ‘Manchester Trilogy’, Brian Christinzio delivers a concise and vibrant indie-rock masterclass in ‘Shortly After Takeoff’.

REVIEW: Thundercat – ‘It Is What It Is’ (Brainfeeder)

Stephen Bruner’s third Thundercat album ‘It Is What It Is’ is enormous fun and projects a message of acceptance, of living in the moment.

REVIEW: Deeper – ‘Auto-Pain’ (Fire Talk)

The accomplished ‘Auto-Pain’ sees Chicago post-punk outfit Deeper discover the ability to express themselves with an even greater range of emotions and sounds.

REVIEW: The Districts – ‘You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere’ (Fat Possum)

‘You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere’ is a slightly disappointing and anonymous fourth album from The Districts, whose previous output had been so intriguing.

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