The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

REVIEW: The Microphones – ‘Microphones In 2020’ (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

After 17 years, Phil Elverum resurrects The Microphones for a beguiling, cryptic album consisting of one long track.

REVIEW: Washed Out – ‘Purple Noon’ (Sub Pop)

‘Purple Noon’ sees Ernest Greene taking few risks with his Washed Out sound, but the results are nonetheless pleasing.

REVIEW: Fontaines D.C. – ‘A Hero’s Death’ (Partisan)

Albums written predominantly on the road rarely work, but Fontaines D.C.’s quick-fire second album ‘A Hero’s Death’ is a sparkling exception.

REVIEW: Becky And The Birds – ‘Trasslig’ EP (4AD)

Thea Gustafsson’s Becky And The Birds project is one that promises great things, if latest EP ‘Trasslig’ is anything to go by.

REVIEW: Cub Sport – ‘Like Nirvana’ (Cub Sport Records / Believe)

The biggest evolutionary leap in their sound yet, Cub Sport’s fourth album ‘Like Nirvana’ works best at its boldest.

REVIEW: The Harriets – ‘Hopefuls’ (self-released)

Encouraging early EPs and singles haven’t translated into more than a generic and mysteriously poor-sounding debut album from The Harriets.

REVIEW: Dream Wife – ‘So When You Gonna…’ (Lucky Number)

Although poppy, melodic and immensely fun in its execution, Dream Wife’s second album ‘So When You Gonna…’ is held back slightly by the strength of its songs.

REVIEW: Lianne La Havas – ‘Lianne La Havas’ (Warner / Nonesuch)

Lianne La Havas mines relationship trauma to deliver her most sonically and thematically cohesive album to date.

REVIEW: Dehd – ‘Flower Of Devotion’ (Fire Talk)

On ‘Flower Of Devotion’, Chicago post-punk trio Dehd make the most of the opportunity to expand their sound and still sound recognisable.