The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Rebecca Corbett

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.

REVIEW: Lord Huron – ‘Vide Noir’ (Republic)

Adding new elements to their folk-rock sound, Lord Huron’s third album ‘Vide Noir’ makes the step up to major label in style.

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’.

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