The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Haim – ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ (Universal)

Less summery and shiny than Haim’s previous albums, ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ is a tough, forthright statement of importance.

REVIEW: Pottery – ‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’ (Partisan)

Fusing funky rhythms with the grit of garage-rock and punk, transatlantic outfit Pottery deliver one of the debuts of 2020 with ‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’.

REVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Punisher’ (Dead Oceans)

Even more confident than her accomplished debut, Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Punisher’ elevates potentially depressing material into something life-affirming.

REVIEW: Jehnny Beth – ‘To Love Is To Live’ (20L07 Music)

‘To Love Is To Live’, the debut solo album from Savages’ lead singer Jehnny Beth, is an uncompromising tackling of the dark sides of life as well as a celebration of its highs.

REVIEW: Team Picture – ‘The Menace Of Mechanical Music’ (Clue Records)

Leeds-based sextet Team Picture release a carefully constructed and very impressive debut album in ‘The Menace Of Mechanical Music’.

REVIEW: Sonic Boom – ‘All Things Being Equal’ (Carpark)

Peter ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember’s first solo album of new material in 30 years, ‘All Things Being Equal’ is a pleasant throwback to a bygone age.

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.