The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category New Album Releases

REVIEW: Pond – ‘Tasmania’ (Marathon)

Musically speaking, not much is new on Pond’s eighth album ‘Tasmania’, except for Nick Allbrook’s weighty cynicism about the future of humanity.

REVIEW: Little Simz – ‘GREY Area’ (AGE 101 / AWAL)

On her debut album proper ‘GREY Area’, Little Simz demonstrates why she’s been one of UK hip-hop’s most hyped properties for so long.

REVIEW: Snapped Ankles – ‘Stunning Luxury’ (The Leaf Label)

Snapped Ankles’ second record ‘Stunning Luxury’ is a whirring, unsettled mix of post-punk, krautrock and electronica, and is frequently absolutely brilliant.

REVIEW: The Japanese House – ‘Good At Falling’ (Dirty Hit)

A carefully layered album of electropop and indie, the four-year wait for Amber Bain’s debut LP as The Japanese House, ‘Good At Falling’, was worth it.

REVIEW: Solange – ‘When I Get Home’ (Columbia / Sony)

Solange‚Äôs surprise new album ‘When I Get Home’ is a meditation on home, dreams, growth and feminine intuition, packaged in futuristic jazz and funk-inspired art-pop.

REVIEW: Sundara Karma – ‘Ulfilas’ Alphabet’ (Sony)

Sundara Karma emulate the glories of their debut with second album ‘Ulfilas’ Alphabet’, this time relying more on texture than anthemic songwriting.

REVIEW: Self Esteem – ‘Compliments Please’ (Universal / Fiction)

‘Compliments Please’ is a confident and highly successful divergence from Slow Club for Rebecca Taylor.

REVIEW: TEEN – ‘Good Fruit’ (Carpark Records)

TEEN’s fourth album ‘Good Fruit’ once again demonstrates the Lieberson sisters’ unique ability to examine the ups and downs of human relationships.

REVIEW: Julia Jacklin – ‘Crushing’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Perfectly capturing the human experience of love, heartache and the struggle for autonomy, Julia Jacklin’s sophomore album ‘Crushing’ is an emotional triumph.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘Eton Alive’ (Extreme Eating)

The sound of frustration and anger in 2019 put to music, ‘Eton Alive’ is everything that fans have come to expect from Sleaford Mods, but is unlikely to expand their fanbase.