The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

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.

REVIEW: Aldous Harding – ‘Designer’ (4AD)

Full of cryptic imagery and vivid storytelling, ‘Designer’ sees Aldous Harding journey even further down the path that’s made her so celebrated already.

REVIEW: Kevin Morby – ‘Oh My God’ (Dead Oceans)

Exploring church music and the nature of faith in the modern world, ‘Oh My God’ is yet another excellent album in Kevin Morby’s catalogue.

REVIEW: SOAK – ‘Grim Town’ (Rough Trade)

A loose concept album of hope and strength in the face of disillusionment, Bridie Monds-Watson’s second SOAK album ‘Grim Town’ is a leap forwards.