The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: Grimes – ‘Miss Anthropocene’ (4AD)

Rich in autobiographical elements as well as modern electronic bangers, Claire Boucher’s fifth Grimes album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ is a slow-burner but compelling.

REVIEW: Beach Bunny – ‘Honeymoon’ (Mom + Pop)

On ‘Honeymoon’, Lili Trifilio’s Beach Bunny deliver a concise, ultra-economical debut album of accessible and emotionally engaging indie-pop.

REVIEW: God Damn – ‘God Damn’ (One Little Indian)

With a superabundance of frantic, noisy riffing and howling vocals, ‘God Damn’ is a return to form for the Wolverhampton trio.

REVIEW: Tame Impala – ‘The Slow Rush’ (Island / Modular)

A thematic and true sequel to his previous Tame Impala masterpieces, Kevin Parker ruminates on the nature of time on ‘The Slow Rush’.

REVIEW: Summer Camp – ‘Romantic Comedy’ (Apricot Recordings)

Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey’s first Summer Camp album in five years, ‘Romantic Comedy’ is a completely brilliant analysis and subversion of pop culture’s presentation of love.

REVIEW: Andy Shauf – ‘The Neon Skyline’ (Anti-)

A song cycle of friendship, desire and regret, ‘The Neon Skyline’ shows that Andy Shauf continues to blossom as a songwriter.

REVIEW: Algiers – ‘There Is No Year’ (Matador)

More technically precise, sonically diverse and politically urgent than ever before, Algiers’ third album ‘There Is No Year’ is essential listening for indie fans.

REVIEW: Kaytranada – ‘Bubba’ (RCA)

More thematically consistent than the sonic grab-bag of ‘99.9%’, Kaytranada’s second album ‘Bubba’ is a more thorough exploration of his influences.

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.