The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Sandie Garland

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.

REVIEW: Sleigh Bells – ‘Kid Kruschev’ (Lucky Number)

Mini-album ‘Kid Kruschev’ represents a further interesting development on the established Sleigh Bells sound.

REVIEW: Weezer – ‘Pacific Daydream’ (Atlantic / Crush)

The tentative rehabilitation of Weezer continues afoot with ‘Pacific Daydream’, a likeable but lightweight collection of guitar-pop.

REVIEW: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ (Marathon Artists)

On ‘Lotta Sea Lice’, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile aren’t trying to impress you; instead they’re just inviting you to sit on the floor and listen to them play.