The Student Playlist

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REVIEW: Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘The Getaway’ (Warner Bros.)

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first album in a little over five years The Getaway marks a significant changing of the guard for the band, with their previous producer Rick Rubin, who has been behind every Chilis album dating back to 1991’s breakthrough Blood Sugar Sex Magik, being replaced and a wholesale integration of Josh Klinghoffer, seeing him settle into his role more comfortably following the departure of longstanding six-stringer John

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PREVIEW: 10 Bands To See At Live At Leeds 2016

by John Tindale & Hannah Binns The annual Live At Leeds indie and pop marathon is due to celebrate its tenth instalment. Named in honour of The Who’s seminal live album of the same name, recorded in the unlikely environment of what is now the Leeds University refectory, for the past decade the city-wide event has dedicated itself to showcasing the best up-and-coming acts in the British music scene and beyond.

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REVIEW: The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ (Domino)

Music’s favourite intense bromance is back after eight long-awaited years. The Last Shadow Puppets’ widely acclaimed 2008 debut album The Age Of The Understatement showcased Miles Kane as an indie rock playboy with his own fan base and Alex Turner’s ability to ditch the smart indie disco hits about teenage life in Sheffield for string-laden ballads and melodramatic ‘60s pop, leaving fans wanting more from the dashing duo.

The Top 50 Albums of 2015

2015 has been our first year of operation under our new name The Student Playlist, and it’s been a year of steady expansion. There are now five of us, with a view to adding yet more talented, passionate writers in the new year as we continue in our quest to point out the best new music, rediscover old albums, both stone-cold classics and hidden treasures, and cause lively debate with

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