The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Alicja Rutkowska

REVIEW: Slug – ‘HiggledyPiggledy’ (Memphis Industries)

Ian Black’s second Slug album ‘HiggledyPiggledy’ is an erratic and irregular beast, but there’s enough for everybody to enjoy.

REVIEW: The Vaccines – ‘Combat Sports’ (Sony)

The Vaccines’ fourth album ‘Combat Sports’, a sleek and focussed effort, sees them reacquire their confidence by returning to first principles.

REVIEW: Jack White – ‘Boarding House Reach’ (Third Man / XL)

Jack White’s third solo album ‘Boarding House Reach’ is easily his most bizarre and adventurous effort yet, but sounds critically underdeveloped and muddled in many places.

REVIEW: Lucy Dacus – ‘Historian’ (Matador)

Following up a highly promising debut with a mature and accomplished second effort, Lucy Dacus’ ‘Historian’ is one of the musical triumphs of 2018.

REVIEW: Joan As Police Woman – ‘Damned Devotion’ (P.I.A.S.)

Joan Wasser explores many different themes on ‘Damned Devotion’, from the struggles of being in a relationship, through showing off your tender side, to completely taking your guard down.

REVIEW: Ezra Furman – ‘Transangelic Exodus’ (Bella Union)

Ezra Furman’s latest album ‘Transangelic Exodus’ is dynamic and forward-looking in musical terms, and frees up its creator for his unique storytelling style.

REVIEW: Field Music – ‘Open Here’ (Memphis Industries)

Field Music do not disappoint with their seventh full-length release ‘Open Here’, an album full of mesmerizing arrangements and contemplative lyrics which play together in perfect harmony.

REVIEW: Taylor Swift – ‘Reputation’ (Big Machine)

‘Reputation’ sees Taylor Swift examine her relationship with the media and the nature of fame, but one can’t help feeling that she could have taken more musical risks.

LIVE REVIEW: Catholic Action @ Headrow House, Leeds

Glasgow’s Catholic Action played a sumptuous, hit-packed but rather brief set that left us tingling for more.

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