The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

REVIEW: The Snuts – ‘W.L.’ (Parlophone)

Processing other bands’ better ideas without originality, The Snuts’ debut album ‘W.L.’ is as landfill as indie can get.

REVIEW: Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Dry, inventive and intelligent, Dry Cleaning’s ‘New Long Leg’ represents one of British post-punk’s most promising debut albums in years.

REVIEW: serpentwithfeet – ‘DEACON’ (Secretly Canadian)

Delicate, polished but ultimately a bit anonymous, ‘DEACON’ loses its identity in Josiah Wise’s pursuit of perfection.

REVIEW: Ben Howard – ‘Collections From The Whiteout’ (Island / Universal)

While it houses some real gems in its first half, Ben Howard’s fourth album ‘Collections From The Whiteout’ feels long-winded and occasionally directionless.

REVIEW: Tune-Yards – ‘sketchy.’ (4AD)

Inventive, energetic avant-pop bears up heavy thematic material on Tune-Yards’ dense latest effort ‘sketchy.’.

REVIEW: The Antlers – ‘Green To Gold’ (Transgressive)

After a prolonged battle with debilitating aural conditions, Peter Silberman revives The Antlers for the guardedly optimistic ‘Green To Gold’.

REVIEW: Middle Kids – ‘Today We’re The Greatest’ (Lucky Number)

‘Today We’re The Greatest’ is a fine evolution for Australian indie-pop outfit Middle Kids, but one that perhaps lacks a bit of innovation.

REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ (Polydor / Interscope)

While it perhaps won’t have the same impact as previous releases, ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ is an artful evolution of Lana Del Rey’s image and persona.

REVIEW: William Doyle – ‘Great Spans Of Muddy Time’ (Tough Love)

Former East India Youth man William Doyle’s latest album ‘Great Spans Of Muddy Time’ is populated exclusively by ideas executed better by other artists.