The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: The Internet – ‘Hive Mind’ (Columbia / Sony)

The Internet’s fourth album ‘Hive Mind’ sees each member’s talents are rendered in the service of the others, making for a record that’s at the peak of contemporary R&B.

REVIEW: Trust Fund – ‘Bringing The Backline’ (Ellis N Jones)

Picking apart the minutiae of his life with self-deprecating honesty with fifth and final album ‘Bringing The Backline’, Ellis Jones’ project Trust Fund will be sorely missed.

REVIEW: Dirty Projectors – ‘Lamp Lit Prose’ (Domino)

After the harrowing self-doubt and heartbreak of ‘Dirty Projectors’, David Longstreth emerges into the light of hope and new love on ‘Lamp Lit Prose’.

REVIEW: Kamasi Washington – ‘Heaven And Earth’ (Shoto Mas / Young Turks)

Kamasi Washington’s latest epic double-album ‘Heaven And Earth’ is another artistic triumph, the band-leader executing ambitious arrangements without irony or pretension.

REVIEW: Death Grips – ‘Year Of The Snitch’ (Third Worlds / Harvest)

While the intensity, shock tactics and style fusion is still intact, Death Grips’ sixth album ‘Year Of The Snitch’ veers close to the conventional in some places.

REVIEW: SOPHIE – ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Pop music’s most talked-about background figure SOPHIE gives us a glimpse of the artist behind the enigma with a thrilling and hyper-real debut album ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’.