The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CLASSIC ’70s: Neil Young – ‘After The Gold Rush’

‘After The Gold Rush’ stands as a late entry to the Great American Songbook, properly establishing Neil Young as a solo star.

REVIEW: Doves – ‘The Universal Want’ (Heavenly / Virgin)

Doves’ first album in 11 years, ‘The Universal Want’ is as original and soulful a comeback record as you’re ever likely to see.

PLAYLIST: September 2020

All the best new music released throughout the month of September 2020.

REVIEW: JARV IS… – ‘Beyond The Pale’ (Rough Trade)

The live genesis of Jarvis Cocker’s latest project JARV IS… means that ‘Beyond The Pale’ has both its charms and flaws.

REVIEW: Kelly Lee Owens – ‘Inner Song’ (Smalltown Supersound)

More personal and wide-ranging than her 2017 breakout, ‘Inner Song’ shows Kelly Lee Owens to be one of the country’s finest electronic music artists.

CULT ’90s: Sparklehorse – ‘Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot’

Mark Linkous’s first Sparklehorse album, ‘Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot’ is split between spacy folk-rock and scuffed, lo-fi indie.

REVIEW: James Dean Bradfield – ‘Even In Exile’ (MontyRay)

A gorgeous, reflective paean to murdered Chilean musician and activist Victor Jara, James Dean Bradfield’s new solo album ‘Even In Exile’ is an understated gem.

PLAYLIST: August 2020

All the best new music released throughout August 2020!

“Motor Away” – An Introduction to Guided By Voices

To mark Jeff Gomez’s remarkable new band biography ‘Zeppelin Over Dayton’, we offer a very brief introduction to Guided By Voices.