The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

REVIEW: Chastity Belt – ‘Chastity Belt’ (Hardly Art)

On their self-titled fourth album, Chastity Belt fully and expertly embrace the more mature, anxious sound they began exploring last time out.

REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ – (Warner)

On ‘Why Me? Why Not.’, Liam Gallagher amplifies and doubles down on the successful parts of his 2017 solo debut.

REVIEW: Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Birth Of Violence’ (Sargent House)

Embracing a gothic, more intimate style, Chelsea Wolfe opens up new avenues for her sound with latest album ‘Birth Of Violence’.

REVIEW: Sam Fender – ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ (Polydor / Universal)

While it wears its Springsteen influences a little too heavily at times, ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ demonstrates Sam Fender’s storytelling qualities in abundance.

REVIEW: Metronomy – ‘Metronomy Forever’ (Because)

A curious, diverse yet vaguely conceptual album designed to be picked apart for personal playlists, ‘Metronomy Forever’ sees Joseph Mount enter yet another new phase.

REVIEW: (Sandy) Alex G – ‘House Of Sugar’ (Domino)

Weaving something unmistakably fantastical into his bedroom pop aesthetic, Alex Giannascoli ascends to a new level on his latest (Sandy) Alex G album ‘House Of Sugar’.

REVIEW: Pixies – ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ (Pixies Recording Inc. / BMG)

‘Beneath The Eyrie’ is the sound of Pixies spoiling their own legacy, with a collection of largely pedestrian and uniformly mid-paced tracks.

REVIEW: Twin Peaks – ‘Lookout Low’ (Grand Jury Music)

Chicago’s Twin Peaks have sacrificed a bit too much of their unique character in the pursuit of maturity on fourth album ‘Lookout Low’.

REVIEW: Frankie Cosmos – ‘Close It Quietly’ (Sub Pop)

Greta Kline’s knack for clipped, emotionally disruptive songwriting under her Frankie Cosmos moniker remains as compelling as ever on ‘Close It Quietly’.

REVIEW: Bat For Lashes – ‘Lost Girls’ (AWAL)

A concept album about girl vampire bikers in Eighties’ L.A., Natasha Khan’s fifth Bat For Lashes album ‘Lost Girls’ is her most all-encapsulating work yet.