The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Penelope Isles – ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ (Bella Union)

Lush, summery dream-pop dominates the mood on ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’, the debut album from new British indie hopefuls Penelope Isles.

REVIEW: Africa Express – ‘EGOLI’ (Africa Express)

The Africa Express project’s latest album ‘EGOLI’ finally captures the spirit of collaboration properly, with 18 tracks of bangers and bliss-outs.

REVIEW: The Black Keys – ‘”Let’s Rock”‘ (Nonesuch / WEA)

Parting ways with Brian Burton on production, The Black Keys’ first album in five years is a very obvious homage to classic rock and blues.

REVIEW: The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ (Third Man Records)

Reforming for the first time in over a decade, Jack White’s The Raconteurs opt to play it comparatively safe on ‘Help Us Stranger’, notwithstanding some moments of weirdness.

REVIEW: Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ (Prolifica / P.I.A.S.)

Two Door Cinema Club’s fourth album ‘False Alarm’ sees them effortlessly turn the same indie-pop bop-along tricks – but it becomes grating after a short time.

REVIEW: Hot Chip – ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’ (Domino)

Another charmingly inconsistent collection strewn with incredible highlights from Hot Chip on seventh album ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’.

REVIEW: Bad Breeding – ‘Exiled’ (One Little Indian)

Anarcho-punks Bad Breeding display more sonic ambition on third album ‘Exiled’, but their masterpiece is still out of reach.

REVIEW: Calexico / Iron & Wine – ‘Years To Burn’ (Sub Pop / City Slang)

14 years on from their last collaboration, Calexico and Sam Beam once again demonstrate their creative affinity for each other on ‘Years To Burn’.