The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

REVIEW: Freese Trio – ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’ (self-released)

On their debut full-length album ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’, Leeds-based Freese Trio turn vulnerability and anxiety into strength and virtue.

REVIEW: Richard Dawson – ‘2020’ (Domino)

On sixth album ‘2020’, Richard Dawson narrates our modern, hyper-branded, anxious and rushed world.

REVIEW: Elbow – ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ (Polydor)

The outspoken ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ is the most disrupted and unsettled Elbow album yet, but it’s not a move that entirely suits them.

REVIEW: Swim Deep – ‘Emerald Classics’ (Pop Committee / Cooking Vinyl)

On third album ‘Emerald Classics’, Swim Deep deliver a timely reminder of their effortless pop nous.

REVIEW: Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ (Jagjaguwar)

On her fourth album ‘All Mirrors’, Angel Olsen effortlessly evolves into a synth-rock queen, embracing emotional turbulence and upheaval.

REVIEW: Wilco – ‘Ode To Joy’ (dBpm)

Although masterful in places, Wilco’s 11th album ‘Ode To Joy’ is hamstrung by flat, damp production and some uninspired writing.

REVIEW: The Sherlocks – ‘Under Your Sky’ (BMG)

On ‘Under Your Sky’, The Sherlocks deliver a criminally unimaginative sophomore album that serves as a whistle-stop tour of indie-rock’s clich├ęs.