The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by John Tindale

REVIEW: Fleet Foxes – ‘Shore’ (Anti)

‘Shore’ is Robin Pecknold’s most sun-drenched and stripped back Fleet Foxes album yet – something that both works in its favour and against it.

REVIEW: The Microphones – ‘Microphones In 2020’ (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

After 17 years, Phil Elverum resurrects The Microphones for a beguiling, cryptic album consisting of one long track.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘All That Glue’ (Rough Trade)

Gathering up a healthy number of B-sides and rarities among the prime cuts, Sleaford Mods’ first compilation ‘All That Glue’ is more worthwhile than your average greatest hits.

REVIEW: Car Seat Headrest – ‘Making A Door Less Open’ (Matador)

Despite many flashes of genius, Will Toledo’s latest Car Seat Headrest album ‘Making A Door Less Open’ is fundamentally confused and split in its identity.

REVIEW: Everything Is Recorded – ‘Friday Forever’ (XL)

Richard Russell’s second Everything Is Recorded project ‘Friday Forever’ is less consistent than his first, but has plenty of satisfying highlights and collaborations.

REVIEW: Melt Yourself Down – ‘100% Yes’ (Decca / Universal)

An album suffering a slight identity crisis, split between jazz, electronica and punk, ‘100% Yes’ is a blip for the talented Melt Yourself Down.

Remembering Daniel Johnston

Descriptors like ‘outsider’ and ‘underdog’ completely fail to do justice to the eternal legacy of Daniel Johnston.

REVIEW: Snapped Ankles – ‘Stunning Luxury’ (The Leaf Label)

Snapped Ankles’ second record ‘Stunning Luxury’ is a whirring, unsettled mix of post-punk, krautrock and electronica, and is frequently absolutely brilliant.