The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Louis Marlow

REVIEW: Slaves – ‘The Velvet Ditch’ EP (Virgin EMI / Universal)

Compared to the leap forwards of Slaves’ most recent album, ‘The Velvet Ditch’ sounds like an afterthought, with the exception of one stunning moment.

REVIEW: Fontaines D.C. – ‘Dogrel’ (Partisan)

Grasping a much-ignored truth that poetry and romance have a place in punk rock, Fontaines D.C.’s debut album ‘Dogrel’ is a modern classic.

REVIEW: Mumford & Sons – ‘Delta’ (Island Records)

On their fourth LP Delta, Mumford & Sons are yet again inoffensive and as approachable as they always were. A cohesive effort, but one that lacks any real substance.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘Sleaford Mods’ EP (Rough Trade)

A compelling voice in an otherwise bland wilderness, Sleaford Mods deliver another no-nonsense EP.

REVIEW: Idles – ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ (Partisan)

Channeling emotion and beauty as well as anger and intelligence, Idles’ second album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ is one of the finest punk albums in recent memory.

REVIEW: Slaves – ‘Acts Of Fear And Love’ (Virgin EMI)

On their third album ‘Acts Of Fear And Love’, Slaves update their template and produce their most emotionally honest and thorough work to date.