The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Rebecca Corbett

REVIEW: Penelope Isles – ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ (Bella Union)

Lush, summery dream-pop dominates the mood on ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’, the debut album from new British indie hopefuls Penelope Isles.

REVIEW: Hatchie – ‘Keepsake’ (Heavenly / P.I.A.S.)

A significantly more varied effort than last year’s ‘Sugar & Spice’ EP, Harriette Pilbeam’s debut album as Hatchie shows that dream-pop is a world with almost unlimited possibilities.

REVIEW: Charly Bliss – ‘Young Enough’ (Lucky Number)

An emotionally raw album whose message of survival is disguised under forceful pop-punk, ‘Young Enough’ is a major evolution for Charly Bliss.

REVIEW: PUP – ‘Morbid Stuff’ (Rise Records / BMG)

Teaching listeners to embrace their dysfunctions, ‘Morbid Stuff’ is the angriest and yet most empathetic PUP record to date.

REVIEW: American Football – ‘American Football (LP3)’ (Polyvinyl)

As technically accomplished and emotionally affecting as ever, American Football’s third self-titled album continues to make the band’s reunion worthwhile.

REVIEW: The Japanese House – ‘Good At Falling’ (Dirty Hit)

A carefully layered album of electropop and indie, the four-year wait for Amber Bain’s debut LP as The Japanese House, ‘Good At Falling’, was worth it.

REVIEW: Yak – ‘Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness’ (Virgin EMI / Universal)

Yak’s second album ‘Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness’ is a study in the tunnel-vision madness of the creative process and striving to get what you want.

REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – ‘amo’ (Sony)

Bring Me The Horizon’s sixth studio album ‘amo’ is a challenging, wildly inconsistent and often infuriating listen, but there’s treasures there for the stubborn.