The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category New Album Releases

REVIEW: Greentea Peng – ‘MAN MADE’ (EMI / Universal)

Aria Wells’ first full-length Greentea Peng album ‘MAN MADE’ lives up to the hype, a refreshing blend of psychedelic R&B cut with dub and reggae influences.

REVIEW: Sleater-Kinney – ‘Path Of Wellness’ (Mom + Pop)

Representing a new beginning for one of alternative rock’s most venerated bands, Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Path Of Wellness’ deserves to be heard on its own terms.

REVIEW: Japanese Breakfast – ‘Jubilee’ (Dead Oceans)

Michelle Zauner delivers a stylish and diverse album of shape-shifting pop for her third Japanese Breakfast album ‘Jubilee’.

REVIEW: Gruff Rhys – ‘Seeking New Gods’ (Rough Trade)

‘Seeking New Gods’ is another well-executed collection of understated yet joyous classic pop and rock from Gruff Rhys.

REVIEW: CHAI – ‘WINK’ (Sony / Sub Pop)

Advancing their sound in a pop-oriented direction, CHAI sacrifice the effectiveness of their message with sugary third album ‘WINK’.

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.