The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Blanck Mass – ‘In Ferneaux’ (Sacred Bones)

Consisting of two lengthy compositions, Benjamin John Power’s latest Blanck Mass album ‘In Ferneaux’ is as frustrating as it is inventive.

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – ‘The Shadow I Remember’ (Carpark)

‘The Shadow I Remember’ is as essential as Cloud Nothings have ever sounded, a collection of taut and cathartic meld of garage punk and post-hardcore.

REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – ‘Carnage’ (Goliath)

Balancing beauty and meditation with violence and anger, ‘Carnage’ is a strange, near-flawless display of Nick Cave’s artistry.

REVIEW: Django Django – ‘Glowing In The Dark’ (Because)

On fourth album ‘Glowing In The Dark’, Django Django partly rediscover the danceable art-rock roots that established them a decade ago.

REVIEW: Slowthai – ‘TYRON’ (Method / Interscope / AGWE)

Slowthai’s paradoxical sophomore album ‘TYRON’ delves into the duality of his psyche, yielding some career highlights that are occasionally let down by underdeveloped ideas.

REVIEW: Mush – ‘Lines Redacted’ (Memphis Industries)

Mush’s second album ‘Lines Redacted’ feels musically over-stylised, which blunts the impact of their excellent lyrics.

REVIEW: Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ (Rough Trade)

Reimagining their post-punk sound along more diverse lines, Goat Girl’s second album ‘On All Fours’ is an unmitigated triumph.

REVIEW: Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ (Transgressive)

Emotions are only dealt with on a superficial level on Arlo Parks’ disappointing debut album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’.

REVIEW: Bicep – ‘Isles’ (Ninja Tune)

Journeying inwards and exploring different rhythms and textures, Bicep’s second album ‘Isles’ is a bit less than the sum of its parts.