The Student Playlist

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REVIEW: Iron & Wine – ‘Beast Epic’ (Sub Pop / Black Cricket)

Sam Beam’s sixth Iron & Wine album ‘Beast Epic’ sticks very closely to the same formula that’s made him such a celebrated figure in the indie/folk scene for so many years.

REVIEW: Iron & Wine + Ben Bridwell – ‘Sing Into My Mouth’ (Brown Records / Black Cricket)

by Ed Biggs Though they can occasionally offer an interesting insight into an artist’s influences, covers albums have a distinctly chequered reputation – no matter how varied the source material, it takes a truly exceptional artist to avoid the potential pitfalls of the exercise. While most can muster up one or two original interpretations, the attempt to do so a dozen times usually produces a flattening effect over the course of

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