The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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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.

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.

PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Bella Union

Under the aegis of Simon Raymonde (ex-Cocteau Twins), Bella Union is one of the most well-regarded independent record labels in the business.

REVIEW: Lost Horizons – ‘Ojalá’ (Bella Union)

Lost Horizons’ ‘Ojalá’ is an album that makes you feel melancholic and nostalgic, but for all the wrong reasons.

REVIEW: Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (Bella Union / Sub Pop)

The caustically funny ‘Pure Comedy’ sees Josh Tillman take aim at society and politics in his third album as Father John Misty.

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