The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Harry Beynon

REVIEW: Russian Circles – ‘Blood Year’ (Sargent House)

‘Blood Year’, the seventh album by Canadian post-metal stalwarts Russian Circles, is sadly their weakest and most inconsistent record to date.

REVIEW: Hot Chip – ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’ (Domino)

Another charmingly inconsistent collection strewn with incredible highlights from Hot Chip on seventh album ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’.

REVIEW: Calexico / Iron & Wine – ‘Years To Burn’ (Sub Pop / City Slang)

14 years on from their last collaboration, Calexico and Sam Beam once again demonstrate their creative affinity for each other on ‘Years To Burn’.

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.

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