The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category New Album Releases

REVIEW: Vince Staples – ‘FM!’ (Def Jam / Universal)

An exhilarating 22-minute blast of bizarre and inventive fun, ‘FM!’ might be a detour in the journey of Vince Staples but shows exactly what music ought to be in 2018.

REVIEW: The Prodigy – ‘No Tourists’ (BMG / Take Me To The Hospital)

Much more than just battle-hardened survivors, The Prodigy’s latest album ‘No Tourists’ finds them in fresher form than at any point in the last decade.

REVIEW: Thom Yorke – ‘Suspiria’ (XL / Unsustainabubble)

At its best, ‘Suspiria’ is the most fractured and unsettled work that Thom Yorke has ever produced.

REVIEW: Robyn – ‘Honey’ (Island / Universal / Konichiwa)

Robyn is back, at long last, breathing fresh air into pop music with her first album in eight years, and ‘Honey’ only shows how much her presence was needed.

REVIEW: Greta Van Fleet – ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ (Republic)

Greta Van Fleet explore ’70s rock more broadly and expertly than some critics have admitted, but ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ is a pretty shallow experience.

REVIEW: Empress Of – ‘Us’ (Terrible Records)

After such a mesmerising debut, Lorely Rodriguez’s second Empress Of album ‘Us’ loses much of its predecessor’s identity in a headlong rush for mainstream quality.

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – ‘Last Building Burning’ (Wichita / P.I.A.S.)

Regaining the screaming, cathartic impetus they had lost the last time out, Dylan Baldi’s Cloud Nothings hit top form with fifth album ‘Last Building Burning’.

REVIEW: MØ – ‘Forever Neverland’ (Columbia)

MØ once again proves that she’s fully capable of creating exciting music of her own, beyond collaborations with famous DJs and producers.