The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: Coldplay – ‘Everyday Life’ (Parlophone)

A surprising blur of unfamiliar elements, ‘Everyday Life’ represents the first time that Coldplay haven’t jumped on whatever bandwagon might generate the highest revenue for them.

REVIEW: Pumarosa – ‘Devastation’ (Universal / Fiction)

Venturing into gloomy, psychedelic space-rock territory on their sophomore album ‘Devastation’, Pumarosa continue their development.

REVIEW: Deliluh – ‘Beneath The Floors’ (Tin Angel Records)

Their second album in 18 months, ‘Beneath The Floors’ sees Canadian art-punks Deliluh getting even more confident in their lyrics and music.

REVIEW: FKA twigs – ‘Magdalene’ (Young Turks)

A compelling delve into the psyche of FKA twigs as well as an exploration of being human, ‘Magdalene’ is Tahliah Barnett’s second masterpiece.

REVIEW: Greentea Peng – ‘Rising’ EP (Different Recordings / TENNNN)

Cool, refined and expertly marshaling an array of influences from R&B to dub, Greentea Peng’s latest EP ‘Rising’ showcases an exceptional talent.

REVIEW: Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Kiwanuka’ (Polydor)

A masterpiece that conflates personal reflection and identity with global political anxieties, ‘Kiwanuka’ is a career defining moment.

REVIEW: Rex Orange County – ‘Pony’ (Sony)

Alex O’Connor’s major-label debut as Rex Orange County, ‘Pony’ contains all the affectionate charm that has made him such a hot property.

REVIEW: Kanye West – ‘Jesus Is King’ (GOOD / Def Jam)

In delivering a gospel album in ‘Jesus Is King’, Kanye West has divided audiences and critics in a way that only he can.

REVIEW: Freese Trio – ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’ (self-released)

On their second full-length album ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’, Leeds-based freese trio turn vulnerability and anxiety into strength and virtue.