The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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PLAYLIST: January 2018

All the best new music released in January 2018 – including Shame, Soccer Mommy, Dream Wife and Field Music!

CLASSIC ’00s: MGMT – ‘Oracular Spectacular’

MGMT’s 2008 debut album ‘Oracular Spectacular’ recalls a time when indie’s future was seemingly dependent on interpreting the past and presenting it in a new and innovative way.

CULT ’80s: Dinosaur Jr. – ‘You’re Living All Over Me’

Making a revolutionary impact on the American underground scene in the late 1980s, Dinosaur Jr.’s second album ‘You’re Living All Over Me’ is an indie landmark.

CULT ’00s: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Fever To Tell’

With an expanded box-set re-issue on the cards, we look at Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ 2003 debut album ‘Fever To Tell’.

PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Bella Union

Under the aegis of Simon Raymonde (ex-Cocteau Twins), Bella Union is one of the most well-regarded independent record labels in the business.

REVIEW: Sparks – ‘Hippopotamus’ (BMG)

Sparks’ first studio album in eight years, ‘Hippopotamus’, is either brilliant or naff depending on your outlook, but it’s most definitely enjoyable.

REVIEW: (Sandy) Alex G – ‘Rocket’ (Domino)

Frank Ocean collaborator (Sandy) Alex G further proves himself to be one of the more unique songwriters in contemporary indie music.

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