The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: TORRES – ‘Thirstier’ (Merge)

‘Thirstier’ is a dazzlingly executed power move into the mainstream for Mackenzie Scott’s TORRES project.

REVIEW: Dave – ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ (Dave / Neighbourhood Recordings)

Compelling and empathetic storytelling is key to ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, which sees Dave exploring identity and belonging more closely.

REVIEW: Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth – ‘Utopian Ashes’ (Sony)

Surprisingly effective country-influenced duets from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Savages’ Jehnny Beth on ‘Utopian Ashes’.

REVIEW: John Grant – ‘Boy From Michigan’ (Bella Union)

John Grant journeys through elation and devastation with impactful songwriting and atmospheric production on ‘Boy From Michigan’.

REVIEW: The Mountain Goats – ‘Dark In Here’ (Merge)

John Darnielle and The Mountain Goats excel once again on 20th album ‘Dark In Here’, telegraphing pre-pandemic dread and anxiety.

REVIEW: Greentea Peng – ‘MAN MADE’ (EMI / Universal)

Aria Wells’ first full-length Greentea Peng album ‘MAN MADE’ lives up to the hype, a refreshing blend of psychedelic R&B cut with dub and reggae influences.

REVIEW: Sleater-Kinney – ‘Path Of Wellness’ (Mom + Pop)

Representing a new beginning for one of alternative rock’s most venerated bands, Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Path Of Wellness’ deserves to be heard on its own terms.

REVIEW: CHAI – ‘WINK’ (Sony / Sub Pop)

Advancing their sound in a pop-oriented direction, CHAI sacrifice the effectiveness of their message with sugary third album ‘WINK’.