The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: Julien Baker – ‘Little Oblivions’ (Matador)

Embracing a bigger sound than her acutely intimate early work, ‘Little Oblivions’ serves to amplify Julien Baker’s message.

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – ‘The Shadow I Remember’ (Carpark)

‘The Shadow I Remember’ is as essential as Cloud Nothings have ever sounded, a collection of taut and cathartic meld of garage punk and post-hardcore.

REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – ‘Carnage’ (Goliath)

Balancing beauty and meditation with violence and anger, ‘Carnage’ is a strange, near-flawless display of Nick Cave’s artistry.

REVIEW: Katy Kirby – ‘Cool Dry Place’ (Keeled Scales)

Gauzy, dreamy folk-pop meets intimate songwriting on Katy Kirby’s stellar debut album ‘Cool Dry Place’.

REVIEW: The Weather Station – ‘Ignorance’ (Fat Possum)

Human and generous, ‘Ignorance’ not only represents a significant overhaul in their sound, but also the best thing that The Weather Station have made so far.

REVIEW: Madlib – ‘Sound Ancestors’ (Madlib Invazion)

Produced in league with Four Tet, hip-hop producer extraordinaire Madlib delivers a reliably compelling album in ‘Sound Ancestors’.

REVIEW: Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ (Rough Trade)

Reimagining their post-punk sound along more diverse lines, Goat Girl’s second album ‘On All Fours’ is an unmitigated triumph.