The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: Waxahatchee – ‘Saint Cloud’ (Merge)

Wearing experience and determination like a badge of courage, Katie Crutchfield’s fifth Waxahatchee album ‘Saint Cloud’ is her finest so far.

REVIEW: Låpsley – ‘Through Water’ (Her Own Recordings / XL)

Recorded after years of personal struggle, Holly Lapsley Fletcher’s long-awaited second album ‘Through Water’ is therapeutic and cathartic.

REVIEW: Baxter Dury – ‘The Night Chancers’ (Le Label / P.I.A.S.)

Nocturnal vignettes of the modern dating landscape, ‘The Night Chancers’ is Baxter Dury’s most complete album yet.

REVIEW: Four Tet – ‘Sixteen Oceans’ (Text Records)

Kieran Hebden’s latest Four Tet album ‘Sixteen Oceans’ is the soundtrack of an artist reflecting on his achievements and exploring many ideas at once.

REVIEW: U.S. Girls – ‘Heavy Light’ (4AD)

Letting our collective anxiety about the state of the world stew in glacial, literate pop, Meghan Remy’s latest U.S. Girls album ‘Heavy Light’ is different to her previous masterpiece.

REVIEW: Christine & The Queens – ‘La Vita Nuova’ EP (Because)

‘La Vita Nuova’, a surprise new six-track EP from Hélöise Letissier’s Christine & The Queens, expounds on the same themes as 2018’s album ‘Chris’.

REVIEW: Caribou – ‘Suddenly’ (City Slang)

His fifth Caribou album, ‘Suddenly’ is more personal and vulnerable than anything in Dan Snaith’s catalogue, but it also includes plenty of festival-friendly hits.