The Student Playlist

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REVIEW: Ed Sheeran – ‘÷’ (Asylum / Atlantic)

The commercial juggernaut of Ed Sheeran will rumble on, and nothing anybody will say about ‘÷’ will make any difference. That said, it’s crushingly average.

REVIEW: Frightened Rabbit – ‘Painting Of A Panic Attack’ (Atlantic)

by John Tindale It has been three years since the last Frightened Rabbit record Pedestrian Verse, and during that time the Scottish five-piece have toured to the brink of exhaustion, almost broken-up and, most importantly, frontman Scott Hutchison moved to Los Angeles. Hutchinson’s turbulent time in L.A. is a clear commonality running through the music of this eventual fifth album Painting Of A Panic Attack, and it is the subsequent doom

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REVIEW: Weezer – ‘Weezer’ (a.k.a. ‘The White Album’) (Atlantic / Crush)

by Ed Biggs As lead singer and creative fountainhead of Weezer, Rivers Cuomo has overseen one of the most bizarre career arcs ever. Creating twin masterpieces in the mid ‘90s with their first self-titled record ‘The Blue Album’ and then Pinkerton, which sprawled across the dividing lines between pop, rock, indie and emo, Cuomo’s form gradually went completely off the rails with the turn of the millennium.

REVIEW: Santigold – 99¢ (Atlantic)

by John Tindale It’s been four years since Santi White, aka Santigold, provided us with the soundtrack to the summer of 2012 in ‘Disparate Youth’ from sophomore effort Master Of My Make Believe. Since then White has had a baby, taken on some acting jobs and, more importantly on the music front, ditched cynicism in favour of a more pastiche pop sound. What becomes clear over the course of 99¢’s 45

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