The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Lucy Dacus – ‘Home Video’ (Matador)

Though it fluctuates between intensely intimate moments and full-band productions, ‘Home Video’ is Lucy Dacus’ strongest album yet in lyrical terms.

CULT ’10s: Bon Iver – ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver’

Justin Vernon’s reinvention of Bon Iver as a full-band endeavour for its second album, replete with electronic washes, has been quietly but massively influential.

REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ (Polydor / Interscope)

While it perhaps won’t have the same impact as previous releases, ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ is an artful evolution of Lana Del Rey’s image and persona.

REVIEW: Julien Baker – ‘Little Oblivions’ (Matador)

Embracing a bigger sound than her acutely intimate early work, ‘Little Oblivions’ serves to amplify Julien Baker’s message.

REVIEW: Marika Hackman – ‘Covers’ (self-released)

While there are a healthy number of inspired takes on beautiful heartbreak originals, Marika Hackman’s ‘Covers’ is too uniformly sombre.

REVIEW: Lady Gaga – ‘Chromatica’ (Interscope)

While there’s highlights aplenty, the slightly over-calculated nature of the production prevents ‘Chromatica’ from going full Lady Gaga.

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.

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