The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

REVIEW: Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You’ (WEA)

Flitting between heartbreak, female empowerment and braggadoccio, ‘Cuz I Love You’ should finally see Lizzo break into the mainstream.

REVIEW: Jade Bird – ‘Jade Bird’ (Glassnote)

A confident and characterful debut by Jade Bird is another reminder of the importance of female agency in the music industry.

REVIEW: Loyle Carner – ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ (Virgin EMI)

Sophomore effort ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ buttresses the reputation of Loyle Carner as one of the most intelligent and empathetic voices in British music.

REVIEW: Cage The Elephant – ‘Social Cues’ (RCA / Sony)

‘Social Cues’ represents a significant revival of artistic fortunes for Matt Shultz and Cage The Elephant.

REVIEW: The Tallest Man On Earth – ‘I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream’ (Dead Oceans)

Kristian Matsson springs few surprises on his fifth The Tallest Man On Earth album.

REVIEW: Fontaines D.C. – ‘Dogrel’ (Partisan)

Grasping a much-ignored truth that poetry and romance have a place in punk rock, Fontaines D.C.’s debut album ‘Dogrel’ is a modern classic.

REVIEW: Anderson .Paak – ‘Ventura’ (Aftermath / 12 Tone)

Rounding off the ‘beach series’ in style, Anderson .Paak’s third album ‘Ventura’ is yet another masterful creation of hip-hop, soul, disco and funk.

REVIEW: The Chemical Brothers – ‘No Geography’ (Virgin EMI)

Looking to their past for inspiration but skillfully avoiding the traps of cheap nostalgia, ‘No Geography’ is the best Chemical Brothers album in 20 years.