The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: The Decemberists – ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’ (Rough Trade)

The Decemberists’ eighth album ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’, branching out into electronic textures to complement their established indie-rock sensitivity, is only partly successful.

REVIEW : The Decemberists – ‘What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World’ (Capitol)

by Ed Biggs Portland’s The Decemberists scored a surprise Number 1 hit on the US Billboard 200 with their last album The King Is Dead almost exactly three years ago. Granted, it was during the traditionally slow sales month of January, but it was gratifying to see this intelligent and passionate indie group gradually gaining momentum and recognition in the decade since their formation, reflected in a Grammy nomination for

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