The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Låpsley – ‘Through Water’ (Her Own Recordings / XL)

Recorded after years of personal struggle, Holly Lapsley Fletcher’s long-awaited second album ‘Through Water’ is therapeutic and cathartic.

REVIEW: The Weeknd – ‘After Hours’ (Republic / UMG)

Grittier, darker and more emotionally honest than anything he’s ever done, ‘After Hours’ represents a step forward for Abel Tesfaye.

REVIEW: Baxter Dury – ‘The Night Chancers’ (Le Label / P.I.A.S.)

Nocturnal vignettes of the modern dating landscape, ‘The Night Chancers’ is Baxter Dury’s most complete album yet.

REVIEW: The Districts – ‘You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere’ (Fat Possum)

‘You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere’ is a slightly disappointing and anonymous fourth album from The Districts, whose previous output had been so intriguing.

REVIEW: Circa Waves – ‘Sad/ Happy’ (Prolifica)

Circa Waves’ fourth release consists of two mini-albums encompassing happiness and sadness. An ambitious concept that’s disappointingly more of the same.

REVIEW: Four Tet – ‘Sixteen Oceans’ (Text Records)

Kieran Hebden’s latest Four Tet album ‘Sixteen Oceans’ is the soundtrack of an artist reflecting on his achievements and exploring many ideas at once.

REVIEW: Phantogram – ‘Ceremony’ (Republic)

Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter’s fourth Phantogram album ‘Ceremony’ is like a well-acted film without a strong enough story.

REVIEW: U.S. Girls – ‘Heavy Light’ (4AD)

Letting our collective anxiety about the state of the world stew in glacial, literate pop, Meghan Remy’s latest U.S. Girls album ‘Heavy Light’ is different to her previous masterpiece.