The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Rebecca Corbett

REVIEW: Soccer Mommy – ‘Clean’ (Fat Possum)

‘Clean’, Sophie Allison’s second Soccer Mommy album proper, will connect to an even wider audience using sweet melancholy sounds combined with lyrics of trauma, weakness, self-destruction and heartache.

REVIEW: Dead! – ‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’ (Infectious)

It’s been a long wait for their debut album, and Dead! deliver a solid, enjoyable and encouraging experience in ‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’.

REVIEW: Benjamin Clementine – ‘I Tell A Fly’ (Behind / Virgin EMI)

The follow-up to his Mercury Prize-winning debut, ‘I Tell A Fly’ is a bold, experimental and largely successful step forward for Benjamin Clementine.

REVIEW: Grizzly Bear – ‘Painted Ruins’ (RCA)

‘Painted Ruins’, Grizzly Bear’s first album since 2012, contains many of the same sounds but falls slightly short of the glories of ‘Veckatimest’ and ‘Shields’.

REVIEW: Japanese Breakfast – ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’ (Dead Oceans)

After the death of Michelle Zauner’s mother ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’ is a next-step-forward from her 2016 debut album ‘Psychopomp’ an album that, whilst harbouring indie-pop qualities, carries the matters of loss and grief.