The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Rebecca Corbett

REVIEW: Soccer Mommy – ‘Color Theory’ (Loma Vista / Concord)

Sophie Allison’s second Soccer Mommy album ‘Color Theory’ is much darker and more unflinchingly personal than her sensational debut.

REVIEW: Grimes – ‘Miss Anthropocene’ (4AD)

Rich in autobiographical elements as well as modern electronic bangers, Claire Boucher’s fifth Grimes album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ is a slow-burner but compelling.

REVIEW: Torres – ‘Silver Tongue’ (Merge)

Mackenzie Scott’s fourth TORRES album ‘Silver Tongue’ contains some of her boldest compositions to date.

REVIEW: Field Music – ‘Making A New World’ (Memphis Industries)

‘Making A New World’ could have been Field Music’s masterpiece, but its message is often buried underneath layers of wilfully impenetrable art-rock.

REVIEW: Girl Ray – ‘Girl’ (Moshi Moshi)

With ‘Girl’, North London trio Girl Ray deliver a radiant, summery sophomore effort as the country heads into winter.

REVIEW: Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Birth Of Violence’ (Sargent House)

Embracing a gothic, more intimate style, Chelsea Wolfe opens up new avenues for her sound with latest album ‘Birth Of Violence’.

REVIEW: Sam Fender – ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ (Polydor / Universal)

While it wears its Springsteen influences a little too heavily at times, ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ demonstrates Sam Fender’s storytelling qualities in abundance.

REVIEW: Frankie Cosmos – ‘Close It Quietly’ (Sub Pop)

Greta Kline’s knack for clipped, emotionally disruptive songwriting under her Frankie Cosmos moniker remains as compelling as ever on ‘Close It Quietly’.

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