The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars’ (Columbia)

Bedecked with lush strings, sweeping vistas and a cast of restless characters, Bruce Springsteen’s 19th album ‘Western Stars’ displays more passion and drive than bands a third his age.

REVIEW: Pixx – ‘Small Mercies’ (4AD)

Hannah Rodgers blooms as a writer and claims an identity and sound of her own with her second Pixx album ‘Small Mercies’.

REVIEW: Mush – ‘Induction Party’ EP (Memphis Industries)

Delivered with restless energy and no small amount of humour, Mush’s debut EP ‘Induction Party’ continues to mark them out as one of the best British indie hopefuls.

REVIEW: Slowthai – ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ (Method Records)

Tyron Frampton delivers a blackly humorous state-of-the-nation address on his excellent debut Slowthai album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’.

REVIEW: Tyler, The Creator – ‘IGOR’ (Columbia / Sony)

Tyler, The Creator takes the creative template he established on ‘Flower Boy’ to the next level on stunning new album ‘IGOR’.

REVIEW: The National – ‘I Am Easy To Find’ (4AD)

Adopting a rotating cast of female co-vocalists and embracing more influences than ever before, ‘I Am Easy To Find’ represents the most ambitious album by The National yet.

REVIEW: Holly Herndon – ‘PROTO’ (4AD)

Meshing her avant-garde and pop sensibilities into a coherent and striking insight on AI learning, ‘Proto’ is another incredible album by Holly Herndon.

REVIEW: Drahla – ‘Useless Coordinates’ (Captured Tracks)

In the spirit of all the best post-punk, Drahla’s long-awaited debut album ‘Useless Coordinates’ suggests limitless possibility.