The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Anohni – ‘Paradise’ EP (Rough Trade)

A companion piece to ANOHNI’s ‘Hopelessness’ album last year, ‘Paradise’ is thought-provoking, politically relevant and musically exhilarating.

REVIEW: Dirty Projectors – ‘Dirty Projectors’ (Domino)

After five years of silence, David Longstreth delivers a break-up album of rare insight and unpretentious, interesting execution.

REVIEW: Ryan Adams – ‘Prisoner’ (PAX AM / Blue Note)

With his 16th album in as many years, Ryan Adams still has something to say with ‘Prisoner’.

REVIEW: Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood – ‘Myths 002’ EP (Kemado)

‘Myths 002’ feels less like a coherent release or a teaser of what’s to come and more like an experiment.

REVIEW: SOHN – ‘Rennen’ (4AD)

While the production quality and ambition is high throughout ‘Rennen’, Christopher Taylor fails to showcase anything particularly interesting that we have not heard elsewhere, and done better.

REVIEW: Justice – ‘Woman’ (Ed Banger Records)

The good news for fans of Justice is that the French duo’s signature sound didn’t go anywhere. Though sometimes, you can’t help but wish that by album three they would step out into uncharted territory just a bit more.

REVIEW: Sleigh Bells – ‘Jessica Rabbit’ (Torn Clean)

On ‘Jessica Rabbit’ Sleigh Bells have chosen to tone down the noise in favour of a more R&B and pop-influenced record.

REVIEW: Bon Iver – ’22, A Million’ (Jagjaguwar)

’22, A Million’ not only manages to stray from anything clichéd but reasserts Justin Vernon’s status as one of the few artists that truly manages to make an art form out of his melancholic ponderings of the world around him.

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