The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category New Album Releases

REVIEW: Beck – ‘Hyperspace’ (Fonograf / Capitol)

While it reaps more rewards in its pursuit of being at the cutting-edge, neither Beck nor collaborator Pharrell Williams truly stretch themselves on ‘Hyperspace’.

REVIEW: Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – ‘Nightmare Forever’ (Castle Face)

‘Nightmare Forever’ is a vivid and colourful album of psychedelic rock from Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band.

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.

REVIEW: Girl Ray – ‘Girl’ (Moshi Moshi)

With ‘Girl’, North London trio Girl Ray deliver a radiant, summery sophomore effort as the country heads into winter.

REVIEW: Pumarosa – ‘Devastation’ (Universal / Fiction)

Venturing into gloomy, psychedelic space-rock territory on their sophomore album ‘Devastation’, Pumarosa continue their development.

REVIEW: Deliluh – ‘Beneath The Floors’ (Tin Angel Records)

Their second album in 18 months, ‘Beneath The Floors’ sees Canadian art-punks Deliluh getting even more confident in their lyrics and music.

REVIEW: DJ Shadow – ‘Our Pathetic Age’ (Mass Appeal / Reconstruction)

Despite a clutch of spectacular highlights, DJ Shadow’s half-instrumental double album ‘Our Pathetic Age’ is way too long and over-ambitious.

REVIEW: Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron – ‘Lost Wisdom, Pt. 2’ (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

A sequel to their 2008 collaboration, Julie Doiron represents a fitting creative foil for Phil Elverum’s Mount Eerie on ‘Lost Wisdom, Pt. 2’.

REVIEW: FKA twigs – ‘Magdalene’ (Young Turks)

A compelling delve into the psyche of FKA twigs as well as an exploration of being human, ‘Magdalene’ is Tahliah Barnett’s second masterpiece.

REVIEW: Kele – ‘2042’ (Kola)

Seething with anger aimed at politics and society, Kele Okereke’s latest solo album ‘2042’ is a hell of a lot to internalise during one sitting.