The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

REVIEW: L7 – ‘Scatter The Rats’ (Blackheart)

‘Scatter The Rats’, the first L7 album in 19 years, still packs the punk thrills of old in places but isn’t a great representation of their true power overall.

REVIEW: Drahla – ‘Useless Coordinates’ (Captured Tracks)

In the spirit of all the best post-punk, Drahla’s long-awaited debut album ‘Useless Coordinates’ suggests limitless possibility.

REVIEW: ScHoolboy Q – ‘CrasH Talk’ (Interscope / Top Dawg)

On ‘CrasH Talk’, ScHoolboy Q reflects on a decade in the rap game with a more mature effort, despite some unnecessary filler.

REVIEW: Aldous Harding – ‘Designer’ (4AD)

Full of cryptic imagery and vivid storytelling, ‘Designer’ sees Aldous Harding journey even further down the path that’s made her so celebrated already.

REVIEW: Nick Murphy – ‘Run Fast Sleep Naked’ (Downtown / Future Classic)

Having dropped his Chet Faker moniker five years ago, Nick Murphy finally returns with a reinvention of sorts in ‘Run Fast Sleep Naked’.

REVIEW: Kevin Morby – ‘Oh My God’ (Dead Oceans)

Exploring church music and the nature of faith in the modern world, ‘Oh My God’ is yet another excellent album in Kevin Morby’s catalogue.

REVIEW: SOAK – ‘Grim Town’ (Rough Trade)

A loose concept album of hope and strength in the face of disillusionment, Bridie Monds-Watson’s second SOAK album ‘Grim Town’ is a leap forwards.