The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Tove Lo – ‘Lady Wood’ (Island)

With ‘Lady Wood’, Lo hasn’t managed to explore that aspect of her persona enough and grow from what she introduced us to on ‘Queen Of The Clouds’.

REVIEW: Mumford & Sons – ‘Johannesburg’ EP (Island)

by John Tindale After rocketing to fame in the last half decade and picking up awards on both sides of the Atlantic, Mumford & Sons are without doubt one of the biggest bands on the planet. But no success is without criticism and, despite the Grammy and BRIT plaudits, many people still label them as stale and formulaic.

REVIEW: PJ Harvey – ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ (Island / Vagrant)

by Ed Biggs The astonishing and quite unexpected success of Let England Shake, arguably the finest album of the decade so far, not only brought PJ Harvey back to her core fanbase after a number of years but also allowed her to access a hitherto unheard-of level of international publicity for an indie star. Suddenly, the modest, thoughtful and resolutely un-rockstar-like Polly Jean, used to lapping up the critical praise but

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