The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ (Dead Oceans)

Shame’s second album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ takes a darker turn away from their debut, but comes off like an immaculately observed but ultimately slightly uninspired collection.

REVIEW: Kevin Morby – ‘Sundowner’ (Dead Oceans)

A soundtrack for isolation and reflection, Kevin Morby’s latest album ‘Sundowner’ is likely to be remembered as an outlier in his discography.

REVIEW: Bright Eyes – ‘Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was’ (Dead Oceans)

The first Bright Eyes album in nine years, ‘Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was’ is a consistent and direct display of Conor Oberst’s songwriting power.

REVIEW: Khruangbin – ‘Mordechai’ (Dead Oceans)

On their third album ‘Mordechai’, Khruangbin take their globe-trotting aesthetic in a more conventional pop direction, but it’s no less rewarding.

REVIEW: Destroyer – ‘Have We Met’ (Dead Oceans)

Dan Bejar’s 12th Destroyer album ‘Have We Met’ reaches the heights of his songwriting capability, but frustratingly infrequently.

REVIEW: Durand Jones & The Indications – ‘American Love Call’ (Dead Oceans)

A politicised and socially aware update on their debut, full of soulful and orchestrated swells, ‘American Love Call’ sees Durand Jones & The Indications get serious.

REVIEW: Kevin Morby – ‘Oh My God’ (Dead Oceans)

Exploring church music and the nature of faith in the modern world, ‘Oh My God’ is yet another excellent album in Kevin Morby’s catalogue.

REVIEW: Better Oblivion Community Center – ‘Better Oblivion Community Center’ (Dead Oceans)

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst explore shared passions and showcase each other’s personalities on ‘Better Oblivion Community Center’.

REVIEW: Mitski – ‘Be The Cowboy’ (Dead Oceans)

A strikingly beautiful and intensely personal triumph, Mitski Miyawaki’s fifth studio album ‘Be The Cowboy’ has firmly established her as one of the best young songwriters in music.

REVIEW: LUMP – ‘LUMP’ (Dead Oceans)

‘LUMP’, a collaboration between Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay, feels like you’re right in the studio amid the exchange of ideas.

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