The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Charli XCX – ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ (Warner / Asylum)

In writing, recording and producing a masterpiece in conjunction with collaborators remotely during a lockdown, Charli XCX shows herself to be one of pop’s most industrious and imaginative stars.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘All That Glue’ (Rough Trade)

Gathering up a healthy number of B-sides and rarities among the prime cuts, Sleaford Mods’ first compilation ‘All That Glue’ is more worthwhile than your average greatest hits.

REVIEW: Moses Sumney – ‘græ’ (Jagjaguwar)

Acknowledging that the truths about our existence exist in the grey areas that elude binary definitions, Moses Sumney’s ‘græ’ is his second masterpiece.

REVIEW: The Magnetic Fields – ‘Quickies’ (Nonesuch)

Restricting himself to very short songs, Stephin Merritt’s latest Magnetic Fields album ‘Quickies’ is another stylish triumph.

REVIEW: Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor’ (Atlantic / WEA)

Hayley Williams’ debut solo album ‘Petals For Armor’ showcases a different and interesting side to her personality outside of the context of Paramore.

REVIEW: Car Seat Headrest – ‘Making A Door Less Open’ (Matador)

Despite many flashes of genius, Will Toledo’s latest Car Seat Headrest album ‘Making A Door Less Open’ is fundamentally confused and split in its identity.