The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CULT ’10s: Beach House – ‘Teen Dream’

Beach House’s 2010 album ‘Teen Dream’ was the joyous sound of a band finally discovering the full extent and power of its own voice.

REVIEW: Algiers – ‘There Is No Year’ (Matador)

More technically precise, sonically diverse and politically urgent than ever before, Algiers’ third album ‘There Is No Year’ is essential listening for indie fans.

REVIEW: Eminem – ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ (Shady / Aftermath / Interscope)

Reminders of Eminem’s former glory are overshadowed by pointless offence generation on the rap heavyweight’s latest surprise album, ‘Music To Be Murdered By’.

PLAYLIST: January 2020

All the best new music released throughout January 2020!

The Top 200 Tracks of the 2010s

The Student Playlist counts down the top 200 tracks of the 2010s!

The Top 50 Albums of 2019

Our staff’s countdown of the Top 50 Albums of 2019!

REVIEW: Beck – ‘Hyperspace’ (Fonograf / Capitol)

While it reaps more rewards in its pursuit of being at the cutting-edge, neither Beck nor collaborator Pharrell Williams truly stretch themselves on ‘Hyperspace’.

CULT ’70s: Public Image Ltd. – ‘Metal Box’

Very little else rivals Public Image Ltd.’s 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ as a more complete expression of everything that post-punk could be.

REVIEW: DJ Shadow – ‘Our Pathetic Age’ (Mass Appeal / Reconstruction)

Despite a clutch of spectacular highlights, DJ Shadow’s half-instrumental double album ‘Our Pathetic Age’ is way too long and over-ambitious.