The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Hotel Lux – ‘Barstool Preaching’ EP (Nice Swan Records)

Following a string of rough ‘n’ ready singles, Hotel Lux’s first EP ‘Barstool Preaching’ further justifies the excited words being uttered about them.

REVIEW: Empress Of – ‘I’m Your Empress Of’ (Terrible Records)

Lorely Rodriguez bounces back with her third album ‘I’m Your Empress Of’, more expressive and personal than her previous works.

REVIEW: Half Waif – ‘The Caretaker’ (Anti)

Nandi Rose Plunkett’s second Half Waif album ‘The Caretaker’ is a beautiful and dark record, exuding resilience and vulnerability in equal measure.

REVIEW: Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cry’ (Partisan)

Another album of heartache set to exquisitely produced dream-pop, Greg Gonzalez’s second Cigarettes After Sex album ‘Cry’ feels like an extension of the debut.

REVIEW: Vagabon – ‘Vagabon’ (Nonesuch / WEA)

Laetitia Tamko’s second Vagabon album takes the arresting vision of her 2017 debut and explodes it into something grander.

REVIEW: Efterklang – ‘Altid Sammen’ (4AD)

Danish trio Efterklang return after a seven-year break with the entrancing ‘Altid Sammen’, their first album to be sung entirely in their native tongue.

REVIEW: (Sandy) Alex G – ‘House Of Sugar’ (Domino)

Weaving something unmistakably fantastical into his bedroom pop aesthetic, Alex Giannascoli ascends to a new level on his latest (Sandy) Alex G album ‘House Of Sugar’.

REVIEW: Whitney – ‘Forever Turned Around’ (Secretly Canadian)

Three years in the making, Whitney’s second album ‘Forever Turned Around’ is just like its predecessor: earnest yet refreshingly free.