The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Ezra Furman – ‘Twelve Nudes’ (Bella Union)

Returning to a more basic, garage-punk sound, ‘Twelve Nudes’ is a short, consistent blast of intelligence and energy directed at the parlous state of society in 2019.

REVIEW: Modern Nature – ‘How To Live’ (Bella Union)

One can only hope that Modern Nature isn’t a one-off project for former Ultimate Painting star Jack Cooper, as ‘How To Live’ is a faultless gem of indie-folk.

REVIEW: The Flaming Lips – ‘King’s Mouth’ (Bella Union)

A concept album revolving around a giant baby ruling a city, ‘King’s Mouth’ represents another good access point to the weird and wonderful world of The Flaming Lips.

REVIEW: Pom Poko – ‘Birthday’ (Bella Union)

Energetic, creative and brilliantly unpredictable, debut album ‘Birthday’ shows why Pom Poko have been one of the most talked-about newcomers in indie.

REVIEW: John Grant – ‘Love Is Magic’ (Bella Union)

John Grant’s fourth album ‘Love Is Magic’ is an Eighties pop extravaganza that crystallizes the absurdity and vulnerability of romantic and sexual experiences.

REVIEW: Marissa Nadler – ‘For My Crimes’ (Bella Union)

While it contains little in the way of surprises, Marissa Nadler’s eighth studio album ‘For My Crimes’ is dependably spellbinding and lovely.

REVIEW: Spiritualized – ‘And Nothing Hurt’ (Bella Union)

Painstakingly constructed on ProTools, Jason Pierce’s eighth Spiritualized album ‘And Nothing Hurt’ is a terrific technical achievement and a satisfying musical one.

REVIEW: Father John Misty – ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ (Bella Union)

Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty album ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ marks a new chapter in his career, channelling his wit and self-deprecation into his most emotionally brutal record yet.

REVIEW: Beach House – ‘7’ (Bella Union)

On ‘7’, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally make their most dramatic alterations yet to the tried-and-tested Beach House formula, and it’s a creative risk that pays off handsomely.

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