The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

REVIEW: The Weather Station – ‘Ignorance’ (Fat Possum)

Human and generous, ‘Ignorance’ not only represents a significant overhaul in their sound, but also the best thing that The Weather Station have made so far.

REVIEW: TV Priest – ‘Uppers’ (Sub Pop)

A dynamic display of sardonic, muscular post-punk, TV Priest’s debut album ‘Uppers’ is greater than many of the current crop of revivalists’ efforts.

REVIEW: Madlib – ‘Sound Ancestors’ (Madlib Invazion)

Produced in league with Four Tet, hip-hop producer extraordinaire Madlib delivers a reliably compelling album in ‘Sound Ancestors’.

REVIEW: Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ (Rough Trade)

Reimagining their post-punk sound along more diverse lines, Goat Girl’s second album ‘On All Fours’ is an unmitigated triumph.

REVIEW: Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ (Transgressive)

Emotions are only dealt with on a superficial level on Arlo Parks’ disappointing debut album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’.

REVIEW: Bicep – ‘Isles’ (Ninja Tune)

Journeying inwards and exploring different rhythms and textures, Bicep’s second album ‘Isles’ is a bit less than the sum of its parts.

REVIEW: Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ (Dead Oceans)

Shame’s second album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ takes a darker turn away from their debut, but comes off like an immaculately observed but ultimately slightly uninspired collection.