The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: The Cribs – ‘Night Network’ (Sonic Blew / P.I.A.S.)

An artistic and emotional triumph, The Cribs’ eighth album ‘Night Network’ finds the brothers Jarman in e

PLAYLIST: November 2020

All the best new music released throughout November 2020.

CULT ’70s: The Velvet Underground – ‘Loaded’

Thought of as an outlier in their discography, 1970’s ‘Loaded’ speaks to the truth that, at heart, The Velvet Underground was a pop outfit.

REVIEW: Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘Magic Oneohtrix Point Never’ (Warp Records)

While some ideas could have done with being explored further, Daniel Lopatin colourfully explores his memories of radio on ‘Magic Oneohtrix Point Never’.

CLASSIC ’00s: Outkast – ‘Stankonia’

A smorgasbord of hip-hop, psychedelia, soul and funk, Outkast’s fourth album ‘Stankonia’ presaged the genre-blind approach to music today.

REVIEW: The Mountain Goats – ‘Getting Into Knives’ (Merge)

On ‘Getting Into Knives’, the 19th Mountain Goats album, John Darnielle keeps his songwriting arsenal sharpened.

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.

PLAYLIST: October 2020

All the best new music released throughout October 2020!

CLASSIC ’80s: Talking Heads – ‘Remain In Light’

An entrancing hybrid of Western rock and African musical traditions that appealed to the soul as well as the brain, Talking Heads’ 1980 album ‘Remain In Light’ remains a beacon of inspiration.