The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Swim Deep – ‘Emerald Classics’ (Pop Committee / Cooking Vinyl)

On third album ‘Emerald Classics’, Swim Deep deliver a timely reminder of their effortless pop nous.

REVIEW: Maxïmo Park – ‘Risk To Exist’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Maxïmo Park’s sixth studio album ‘Risk To Exist’ ditches Paul Smith’s usual cryptic, intelligent lyrical style for vacuous sloganeering and empty thrills.

REVIEW: Feeder – ‘All Bright Electric’ (Cooking Vinyl)

As with almost every other Feeder album, ‘All Bright Electric’ lacks that special something to truly segregate it from the ‘average’ zone.

REVIEW: Deap Vally – ‘Femejism’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Where ‘Sistrionix’ was anthemic and immediate in its delivery, ‘Femejism’ is a well-measured affair that improves upon each listen.

REVIEW: Richard Ashcroft – ‘These People’ (Cooking Vinyl)

by Ed Biggs No amount of hypnotherapy will make anyone who heard it forget how poor Richard Ashcroft’s last album United Nations Of Sound was back in 2010. To hear this totemic figure of Britpop, who defined the zeitgeist in 1997 with The Verve’s multi-million selling masterpiece Urban Hymns, stoop to such depths in a flawed attempt to re-brand himself would have been hilarious if Ashcroft hadn’t been responsible for such

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