The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Aiste Samuchovaite

REVIEW: Rina Sawayama – ‘SAWAYAMA’ (Dirty Hit)

Combining entertaining, brilliantly produced bangers with insightful songwriting, ‘SAWAYAMA’ is one of the best pop debuts of 2020.

REVIEW: Andy Shauf – ‘The Neon Skyline’ (Anti-)

A song cycle of friendship, desire and regret, ‘The Neon Skyline’ shows that Andy Shauf continues to blossom as a songwriter.

REVIEW: Richard Dawson – ‘2020’ (Domino)

On sixth album ‘2020’, Richard Dawson narrates our modern, hyper-branded, anxious and rushed world.

REVIEW: Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ (Jagjaguwar)

On her fourth album ‘All Mirrors’, Angel Olsen effortlessly evolves into a synth-rock queen, embracing emotional turbulence and upheaval.

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: 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.

CLASSIC ’90s: Jeff Buckley – ‘Grace’

‘Grace’, the sole completed album by the iconic Jeff Buckley before his untimely death at the age of 30, still stands up as a universally relatable yet highly personal record.

REVIEW: Bon Iver – ‘i, i’ (Jagjaguwar)

Justin Vernon’s fourth Bon Iver album ‘i, i’ emphasises the balance that needs to be struck between community and the individual, and is his warmest music yet.

LIVE REVIEW: Mac DeMarco @ The Piece Hall, Halifax

A sun-drenched Thursday afternoon at Halifax’s Piece Hall brought the ever-needed, laid-back yet endlessly entertaining blessing of Mac DeMarco.

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