The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Sandie Garland

REVIEW: Jorja Smith – ‘Lost & Found’ (FAMM)

Jorja Smith’s diverse range of styles and genre exercises, as well as her stunning vocal ability, make ‘Lost & Found’ one of the best British pop debuts in years.

REVIEW: Courtney Barnett – ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ (Milk! / Mom + Pop / Marathon)

‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ sees Courtney Barnett aim for a richer, darker and more harrowing sound for her sophomore effort, and it feels like a natural and successful musical evolution.

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Pulled Apart By Horses

We caught up with Pulled Apart By Horses guitarist James Brown before their show at Live At Leeds 2018.

REVIEW: Tinashe – ‘Joyride’ (RCA / Sony)

Tinashe’s third album ‘Joyride’ displays plenty of vocal talent, but her presence is often obscured by her male collaborators.

REVIEW: Cabbage – ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ (Skeleton Key)

Raging with distorted guitars and dripping acidic cynicism at times, but tame and disjointed in others, Cabbage’s debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ is only partly successful.

REVIEW: Titus Andronicus – ‘A Productive Cough’ (Merge)

A confusing mess of bar-room blues, electrified country and traditional rock, ‘A Productive Cough’ sees Patrick Stickles and Titus Andronicus throw a significant curveball.

REVIEW: Ought – ‘Room Inside The World’ (Merge)

Ought’s third studio album ‘Room Inside The World’ sees them temper their post-punk with a newfound darkness and beauty.

REVIEW: Shame – ‘Songs Of Praise’ (Dead Oceans)

‘Songs Of Praise’ is an outstanding debut both lyrically and instrumentally, and shows that Shame may fulfill all those breathless promises that they can save British guitar music.

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