The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Rebecca Corbett

REVIEW: boygenius – ‘boygenius’ EP (Matador)

A collaborative effort between Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, ‘boygenius’ is an imperious display of empathy and brilliant songwriting.

REVIEW: Adrianne Lenker – ‘abysskiss’ (Saddle Creek)

Addressing love, loss and grief, as well as birth and youth, Big Thief singer Adrianne Lenker’s latest solo album ‘abysskiss’ is a melancholy triumph.

REVIEW: Nine Inch Nails – ‘Bad Witch’ (The Null Corporation)

Trent Reznor caps off a recent flurry of Nine Inch Nails output with the diverse, bizarre but often brilliant mini-album ‘Bad Witch’.

REVIEW: Snail Mail – ‘Lush’ (Matador)

Lindsey Jordan’s first full Snail Mail album ‘Lush’ is an intensely detailed document of life and love while adjusting to adulthood, and fulfills all the breathless predictions made for it.

REVIEW: Charlie Puth – ‘Voicenotes’ (Atlantic)

Given almost total control of his artistic vision, Charlie Puth comes up with a well-produced but ultimately weightless sophomore album in ‘Voicenotes’.

REVIEW: Half Waif – ‘Lavender’ (Cascine)

Nandi Rose Plunkett, aka Half Waif, delivers a quiet and understated success with debut full-length album ‘Lavender’, full of lush synths and incisive observations.

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