The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Joss Lambert

REVIEW: Gorillaz – ‘Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez’ (Parlophone)

Never originally intended for a conventional album release, Gorillaz’ first Song Machine collection ‘Strange Timez’ is dazzlingly diverse yet emotionally coherent, a perfect soundtrack to a world going wrong outside.

REVIEW: Everything Everything – ‘Re-Animator’ (AWAL)

Everything Everything’s attempts at creating bigger and bolder pop anthems on ‘Re-Animator’ fall flat as they delve too deeply into their influences and often discard what made them such an engaging band to begin with.

REVIEW: Declan McKenna – ‘Zeros’ (Sony)

Declan McKenna matures and expands his sound on the glam-inspired ‘Zeros’, which brims with moments of vibrancy that outweigh the occasional over-exuberance.

REVIEW: Lianne La Havas – ‘Lianne La Havas’ (Warner / Nonesuch)

Lianne La Havas mines relationship trauma to deliver her most sonically and thematically cohesive album to date.