The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: Erika De Casier – ‘Sensational’ (4AD)

Breezy, intelligent takes on late Nineties-early Noughties MTV R&B/pop make Erika De Casier’s ‘Sensational’ a riveting listen.

REVIEW: Squid – ‘Bright Green Field’ (Warp Records)

‘Bright Green Field’ consists of engaging formulations of post-punk, funk, jazz and krautrock executed with manic energy – truly, one of the finest British debuts in recent times.

REVIEW: girl in red – ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (world in red / AWAL)

Marie Ulven’s first full-length girl in red album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ could transform her huge cult fanbase into mainstream success.

REVIEW: Crumb – ‘Ice Melt’ (Crumb Records)

Recorded innovatively with water-related techniques, Crumb’s second album ‘Ice Melt’ is like psychedelia for mermaids.

REVIEW: Flying Lotus – ‘Yasuke’ (Warp Records)

A seamless, dynamic blend of digital beats and electro-acoustic instrumentation, Steven Ellison’s soundtrack to Netflix anime ‘Yasuke’ is near flawless.

REVIEW: Tomemitsu – ‘Sun’ (Friends Of Friends)

Easy-going bedroom indie-pop par extraordinaire, there’s absolutely everything right about Tomemitsu’s gorgeous ‘Sun’.

REVIEW: Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Dry, inventive and intelligent, Dry Cleaning’s ‘New Long Leg’ represents one of British post-punk’s most promising debut albums in years.

REVIEW: Tune-Yards – ‘sketchy.’ (4AD)

Inventive, energetic avant-pop bears up heavy thematic material on Tune-Yards’ dense latest effort ‘sketchy.’.