The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

REVIEW: Squid – ‘Bright Green Field’ (Warp Records)

‘Bright Green Field’ consists of engaging formulations of post-punk, funk, jazz and krautrock executed with manic energy – truly, one of the finest British debuts in recent times.

REVIEW: girl in red – ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (world in red / AWAL)

Marie Ulven’s first full-length girl in red album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ could transform her huge cult fanbase into mainstream success.

REVIEW: Crumb – ‘Ice Melt’ (Crumb Records)

Recorded innovatively with water-related techniques, Crumb’s second album ‘Ice Melt’ is like psychedelia for mermaids.

REVIEW: Flying Lotus – ‘Yasuke’ (Warp Records)

A seamless, dynamic blend of digital beats and electro-acoustic instrumentation, Steven Ellison’s soundtrack to Netflix anime ‘Yasuke’ is near flawless.

REVIEW: Royal Blood – ‘Typhoons’ (Warner Records)

Embracing funk and disco influences into their template of hard rock and chunky riffing, Royal Blood’s third album ‘Typhoons’ is admirable but slightly uneven.

REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr. – ‘Sweep It Into Space’ (Jagjaguwar)

Well over three decades into their career, J Mascis and Dinosaur Jr. give fans more of what they want on 12th album ‘Sweep It Into Space’.

REVIEW: Field Music – ‘Flat White Moon’ (Memphis Industries)

On ‘Flat White Moon’, the Brewis brothers smooth out some of their sharper edges, but they don’t lose too much of their intelligence or personality in the process.

REVIEW: Tomemitsu – ‘Sun’ (Friends Of Friends)

Easy-going bedroom indie-pop par extraordinaire, there’s absolutely everything right about Tomemitsu’s gorgeous ‘Sun’.

REVIEW: London Grammar – ‘Californian Soil’ (Metal & Dust / Ministry Of Sound)

London Grammar bust out of the monotony of their first two albums with ‘Californian Soil’, their most vivid, experimental and powerful project yet.

REVIEW: Benny Sings – ‘Music’ (Stones Throw)

A chilled and easy-going mix of folk, pop and indie, ‘Music’ will hopefully be a breakout moment for Mac DeMarco-approved Benny Sings.