The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ollie Rankine

REVIEW: Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (Bella Union / Sub Pop)

The caustically funny ‘Pure Comedy’ sees Josh Tillman take aim at society and politics in his third album as Father John Misty.

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

Its stock may be at an all-time low, but rock ‘n’ roll won’t be dying on Ty Segall’s watch.

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – ‘Life Without Sound’ (Wichita)

‘Life Without Sound’ sees Dylan Baldi’s Cloud Nothings re-invent themselves once again for their fourth record.

REVIEW: Foxygen – ‘Hang’ (Jagjaguwar)

‘Hang’ frequently sounds brilliant, but Foxygen’s noise is occasionally weightless.

REVIEW: The xx – ‘I See You’ (Young Turks)

Nearly five years in the making, The xx’s third album ‘I See You’ is another triumph, retaining all their established qualities but impressively expanding their sonic palette.

REVIEW: Peter Doherty – ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ (Eudaimonism / BMG)

He may increasingly be a man out of time, but Peter Doherty is still very capable of crafting his old magic on his second solo album ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’.