The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

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

On their debut full-length album ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’, Leeds-based Freese Trio turn vulnerability and anxiety into strength and virtue.

REVIEW: Richard Dawson – ‘2020’ (Domino)

On sixth album ‘2020’, Richard Dawson narrates our modern, hyper-branded, anxious and rushed world.

REVIEW: Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ (Jagjaguwar)

On her fourth album ‘All Mirrors’, Angel Olsen effortlessly evolves into a synth-rock queen, embracing emotional turbulence and upheaval.

REVIEW: Danny Brown – ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ (Warp Records)

Although perhaps not as cutting-edge as ‘Atrocity Exhibition’, ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ is Danny Brown’s most consistent effort.

REVIEW: Girl Band – ‘The Talkies’ (Rough Trade)

A hulking beast of bleak experimentalism, Girl Band’s second effort ‘The Talkies’ is bewildering yet emotionally cathartic.

REVIEW: Chastity Belt – ‘Chastity Belt’ (Hardly Art)

On their self-titled fourth album, Chastity Belt fully and expertly embrace the more mature, anxious sound they began exploring last time out.

REVIEW: (Sandy) Alex G – ‘House Of Sugar’ (Domino)

Weaving something unmistakably fantastical into his bedroom pop aesthetic, Alex Giannascoli ascends to a new level on his latest (Sandy) Alex G album ‘House Of Sugar’.