The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: Frankie Cosmos – ‘Vessel’ (Sub Pop)

Greta Kline’s Frankie Cosmos project goes from strength to strength, and ‘Vessel’ confirms her as one of the finest songwriters of her generation.

REVIEW: The Shacks – ‘Haze’ (Big Crown)

Refracting the pop and rock psychedelia of the Sixties through the prism of modern songwriting and with soulful delivery, The Shacks have delivered what will surely be regarded as one of the best guitar debuts of 2018.

REVIEW: Mount Eerie – ‘Now Only’ (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

Phil Elverum’s ninth LP ‘Now Only’ is a record with more questions than answers, but which develops superbly on what was a decade-defining album.

REVIEW: of Montreal – ‘White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood’ (Polyvinyl)

The 15th of Montreal album ‘White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood’ might be the long-awaited re-affirmation for fans that Kevin Barnes is still capable of constructing something that resonates with more people than just himself.

REVIEW: Soccer Mommy – ‘Clean’ (Fat Possum)

‘Clean’, Sophie Allison’s second Soccer Mommy album proper, will connect to an even wider audience using sweet melancholy sounds combined with lyrics of trauma, weakness, self-destruction and heartache.

REVIEW: Lucy Dacus – ‘Historian’ (Matador)

Following up a highly promising debut with a mature and accomplished second effort, Lucy Dacus’ ‘Historian’ is one of the musical triumphs of 2018.

REVIEW: Pale Waves – ‘All The Things I Never Said’ EP (Dirty Hit)

Although it’s taken a while to arrive, ‘All The Things I Never Said’ is a promising starting point for Pale Waves that leaves a lasting first impression.