The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Squid – ‘Bright Green Field’ (Warp Records)

‘Bright Green Field’ consists of engaging formulations of post-punk, funk, jazz and krautrock executed with manic energy – truly, one of the finest British debuts in recent times.

REVIEW: girl in red – ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (world in red / AWAL)

Marie Ulven’s first full-length girl in red album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ could transform her huge cult fanbase into mainstream success.

REVIEW: Flying Lotus – ‘Yasuke’ (Warp Records)

A seamless, dynamic blend of digital beats and electro-acoustic instrumentation, Steven Ellison’s soundtrack to Netflix anime ‘Yasuke’ is near flawless.

REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr. – ‘Sweep It Into Space’ (Jagjaguwar)

Well over three decades into their career, J Mascis and Dinosaur Jr. give fans more of what they want on 12th album ‘Sweep It Into Space’.

REVIEW: Tomemitsu – ‘Sun’ (Friends Of Friends)

Easy-going bedroom indie-pop par extraordinaire, there’s absolutely everything right about Tomemitsu’s gorgeous ‘Sun’.

REVIEW: London Grammar – ‘Californian Soil’ (Metal & Dust / Ministry Of Sound)

London Grammar bust out of the monotony of their first two albums with ‘Californian Soil’, their most vivid, experimental and powerful project yet.

REVIEW: Benny Sings – ‘Music’ (Stones Throw)

A chilled and easy-going mix of folk, pop and indie, ‘Music’ will hopefully be a breakout moment for Mac DeMarco-approved Benny Sings.

REVIEW: The Snuts – ‘W.L.’ (Parlophone)

Processing other bands’ better ideas without originality, The Snuts’ debut album ‘W.L.’ is as landfill as indie can get.

REVIEW: Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Dry, inventive and intelligent, Dry Cleaning’s ‘New Long Leg’ represents one of British post-punk’s most promising debut albums in years.

REVIEW: serpentwithfeet – ‘DEACON’ (Secretly Canadian)

Delicate, polished but ultimately a bit anonymous, ‘DEACON’ loses its identity in Josiah Wise’s pursuit of perfection.