The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

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.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘Spare Ribs’ (Rough Trade)

Fizzing with acidic wit and eloquent anger, ‘Spare Ribs’ is Sleaford Mods’ most sonically adventurous album so far, and one of their very best.

REVIEW: Dirty Projectors – ‘5EPs’ (Domino)

David Longstreth shares the songwriting duties with his bandmates on the ‘5EPs’ project, and Dirty Projectors are a reborn creative force.

REVIEW: Taylor Swift – ‘evermore’ (Republic)

A sonically similar companion piece to ‘folklore’, Taylor Swift’s ‘evermore’ is lush and detailed both lyrically and musically.