The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Dirty Projectors – ‘Windows Open’ EP (Domino)

Hobbled by a very short run-time, Dirty Projectors’ latest EP ‘Windows Open’ feels slightly unsatisfying and insubstantial as we wait for a new album.

REVIEW: Tame Impala – ‘The Slow Rush’ (Island / Modular)

A thematic and true sequel to his previous Tame Impala masterpieces, Kevin Parker ruminates on the nature of time on ‘The Slow Rush’.

The Top 200 Tracks of the 2010s

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

REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ (Polydor / Interscope)

Never before have Lana Del Rey’s various aesthetics sounded more genuine, and in service of a singular sentiment, than on ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’

REVIEW: Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ (Prolifica / P.I.A.S.)

Two Door Cinema Club’s fourth album ‘False Alarm’ sees them effortlessly turn the same indie-pop bop-along tricks – but it becomes grating after a short time.

REVIEW: Holly Herndon – ‘PROTO’ (4AD)

Meshing her avant-garde and pop sensibilities into a coherent and striking insight on AI learning, ‘Proto’ is another incredible album by Holly Herndon.

REVIEW: Nick Murphy – ‘Run Fast Sleep Naked’ (Downtown / Future Classic)

Having dropped his Chet Faker moniker five years ago, Nick Murphy finally returns with a reinvention of sorts in ‘Run Fast Sleep Naked’.

CLASSIC ’90s: Nas – ‘Illmatic’

Arguably the greatest hip-hop album of all time, Nas’ 1994 debut ‘Illmatic’ is a perfect distillation of the genre’s essence.

CLASSIC ’80s: De La Soul – ‘3 Feet High And Rising’

One of the greatest monuments to hip-hop’s golden age of the late Eighties, De La Soul’s colourful and idiosyncratic 1989 debut ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ remains seminal.

REVIEW: Beirut – ‘Gallipoli’ (4AD)

Zach Condon’s latest Beirut album ‘Gallipoli’ finds him failing to re-capture the enthusiasm of his early efforts, but not maturing enough as a songwriter to move on either.

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