The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CLASSIC ’90s: Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Californication’

Following some years out of favour, ‘Californication’ saw Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Frusciante completely restore their critical and commercial fortunes.

REVIEW: Honeyblood – ‘In Plain Sight’ (Marathon Artists)

Striking out on her own, Stina Tweeddale’s third Honeyblood album ‘In Plain Sight’ is a successful venture of sharp, incisive tracks.

REVIEW: Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ (Virgin EMI)

Machine-tooled for success to the point that it’s utterly unremarkable, the debut album from Lewis Capaldi almost defies analysis.

REVIEW: Cage The Elephant – ‘Social Cues’ (RCA / Sony)

‘Social Cues’ represents a significant revival of artistic fortunes for Matt Shultz and Cage The Elephant.

REVIEW: Mashrou’ Leila – ‘The Beirut School’ (Shoop! Shoop!)

Spanning 10 years, three albums and an EP, ‘The Beirut School’ is an excellent snapshot of what makes Lebanese indie-pop activists Mashrou’ Leila so compelling.

REVIEW: Drenge – ‘Strange Creatures’ (Infectious)

On their third album ‘Strange Creatures’, Drenge tweak and experiment with their hard, fast and loud post-grunge racket, with compelling results.

REVIEW: Bob Mould – ‘Sunshine Rock’ (Merge)

It’s business as usual for former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould on his 13th solo album ‘Sunshine Rock’, one of the least gloomy and most reflective works he’s ever produced.

CLASSIC ’90s: Green Day – ‘Dookie’

A flagstone for the mainstream success of pop-punk in the Nineties, the youthful energy of Green Day’s third album ‘Dookie’ is timeless.

REVIEW: J Mascis – ‘Elastic Days’ (Sub Pop)

It’s very much business as usual on Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis’ latest solo offering ‘Elastic Days’ – and that’s a really great thing.

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