The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Efterklang – ‘Altid Sammen’ (4AD)

Danish trio Efterklang return after a seven-year break with the entrancing ‘Altid Sammen’, their first album to be sung entirely in their native tongue.

CULT ’80s: Pixies – ‘Doolittle’

One of the most influential indie records of all time, Pixies’ star-making second album ‘Doolittle’ was released in April 1989.

REVIEW: Methyl Ethel – ‘Triage’ (4AD)

Written and recorded almost entirely by singer Jake Webb, Methyl Ethel’s third album ‘Triage’ takes too few risks to be truly great.

REVIEW: Beirut – ‘Gallipoli’ (4AD)

Zach Condon’s latest Beirut album ‘Gallipoli’ finds him failing to re-capture the enthusiasm of his early efforts, but not maturing enough as a songwriter to move on either.

REVIEW: The Lemon Twigs – ‘Go To School’ (4AD)

Tapping into their Broadway roots, the D’Addario brothers make a bold and engrossing move for The Lemon Twigs’ second album ‘Go To School’.

CULT ’80s: Pixies – ‘Surfer Rosa’

With its singularly weird and shockingly new vision for underground music at the end of the ’80s, Pixies’ debut album ‘Surfer Rosa’ is a unique kind of classic album.

REVIEW: The Breeders – ‘All Nerve’ (4AD)

On ‘All Nerve’, The Breeders have shown themselves to still have a keen eye for groovy riffs and delightfully playful lyricism – there’s just not enough of it on show at times.

REVIEW: U.S. Girls – ‘In A Poem Unlimited’ (4AD)

Meghan Remy’s newest batch of narratives dipped in concoctions of psych-rock, synth-pop, and the avant-garde provide angry, harsh, and in places downright bitter moments of vicarious catharsis.

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