The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category New Album Releases

REVIEW: Bully – ‘SUGAREGG’ (Sub Pop)

Alicia Bognanno grows ever more confident on Bully’s third album ‘SUGAREGG’, a cathartic soundtrack to picking up the pieces and starting again.

REVIEW: The Killers – ‘Imploding The Mirage’ (Island)

The Killers’ sixth album ‘Imploding The Mirage’ has solid and touching moments amid the usual Springstonian bombast.

REVIEW: The Lemon Twigs – ‘Songs For The General Public’ (4AD)

The D’Addario brothers’ third album ‘Songs For The General Public’ is the most effective realisation of their aesthetic of classic rock and pop influences so far.

REVIEW: Lily McKown – ‘Backseat Driver’ (self-released)

An accomplished debut album of understated, atmospheric folk-rock from Philadelphian Lily McKown that leaves space for future growth.

REVIEW: James Dean Bradfield – ‘Even In Exile’ (MontyRay)

A gorgeous, reflective paean to murdered Chilean musician and activist Victor Jara, James Dean Bradfield’s new solo album ‘Even In Exile’ is an understated gem.

REVIEW: The Microphones – ‘Microphones In 2020’ (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

After 17 years, Phil Elverum resurrects The Microphones for a beguiling, cryptic album consisting of one long track.

REVIEW: Washed Out – ‘Purple Noon’ (Sub Pop)

‘Purple Noon’ sees Ernest Greene taking few risks with his Washed Out sound, but the results are nonetheless pleasing.