The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ (Virgin EMI)

Machine-tooled for success to the point that it’s utterly unremarkable, the debut album from Lewis Capaldi almost defies analysis.

REVIEW: The National – ‘I Am Easy To Find’ (4AD)

Adopting a rotating cast of female co-vocalists and embracing more influences than ever before, ‘I Am Easy To Find’ represents the most ambitious album by The National yet.

REVIEW: Charly Bliss – ‘Young Enough’ (Lucky Number)

An emotionally raw album whose message of survival is disguised under forceful pop-punk, ‘Young Enough’ is a major evolution for Charly Bliss.

REVIEW: L7 – ‘Scatter The Rats’ (Blackheart)

‘Scatter The Rats’, the first L7 album in 19 years, still packs the punk thrills of old in places but isn’t a great representation of their true power overall.

REVIEW: ScHoolboy Q – ‘CrasH Talk’ (Interscope / Top Dawg)

On ‘CrasH Talk’, ScHoolboy Q reflects on a decade in the rap game with a more mature effort, despite some unnecessary filler.

REVIEW: Aldous Harding – ‘Designer’ (4AD)

Full of cryptic imagery and vivid storytelling, ‘Designer’ sees Aldous Harding journey even further down the path that’s made her so celebrated already.

REVIEW: Jade Bird – ‘Jade Bird’ (Glassnote)

A confident and characterful debut by Jade Bird is another reminder of the importance of female agency in the music industry.