The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

PLAYLIST: July 2017

July has been a characteristically hectic month for new music as well as peak festival season, with many notable album releases on top of even more new tracks teasing potentially great albums by the end of 2017.

We marked classic album anniversary milestones with features on Bon Iver, Primal Scream, Guns N’ Roses and Elvis Costello, while there were no fewer than 16 albums to which we awarded 7/10 or more this month, including Tyler The Creator, Shabazz Palaces, Declan McKenna, Lana Del Rey and Japanese Breakfast.

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The 2017 Mercury Prize nominations proved to be divisive at best, and unrepresentative at worst. I mean, Ed Sheeran? Seriously? And with no inclusions for Laura Marling or Public Service Broadcasting, we at TSP decided to try to put this right with our Alternative Mercury Prize playlist.

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However, the rest of 2017 is still shaping up to be potentially a great one. Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, teased her first new music in more than three years with a short, but engaging, track called ‘New York’. Her self-titled album was the first ever recipient of a full 10/10 score from TSP back in early 2014, so we’re rightly expecting more greatness.

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The Cribs, who are probably TSP’s pet band (or at least the editor’s!), announced the release of their seventh album, 24/7 Rock Star Sh*t, in just a couple of weeks’ time on August 11th. TORRES, Purity Ring and Metz both teased music from new records set for release before the end of the year, and there were new tracks from Belle & Sebastian, Jessie Ware and Protomartyr to sink our teeth into.

Here’s our Spotify playlist of the best new tracks released in the month of July 2017 – happy listening!

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