The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: CHAI – ‘WINK’ (Sony / Sub Pop)

Advancing their sound in a pop-oriented direction, CHAI sacrifice the effectiveness of their message with sugary third album ‘WINK’.

REVIEW: Benny Sings – ‘Music’ (Stones Throw)

A chilled and easy-going mix of folk, pop and indie, ‘Music’ will hopefully be a breakout moment for Mac DeMarco-approved Benny Sings.

REVIEW: serpentwithfeet – ‘DEACON’ (Secretly Canadian)

Delicate, polished but ultimately a bit anonymous, ‘DEACON’ loses its identity in Josiah Wise’s pursuit of perfection.

REVIEW: Mush – ‘Lines Redacted’ (Memphis Industries)

Mush’s second album ‘Lines Redacted’ feels musically over-stylised, which blunts the impact of their excellent lyrics.

REVIEW: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘K.G.’ (KGLW)

Overuse of microtonal riffs and progressions leads to the first falter of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s industrious career on 16th album ‘K.G.’

REVIEW: Becky And The Birds – ‘Trasslig’ EP (4AD)

Thea Gustafsson’s Becky And The Birds project is one that promises great things, if latest EP ‘Trasslig’ is anything to go by.

REVIEW: Deeper – ‘Auto-Pain’ (Fire Talk)

The accomplished ‘Auto-Pain’ sees Chicago post-punk outfit Deeper discover the ability to express themselves with an even greater range of emotions and sounds.

REVIEW: God Damn – ‘God Damn’ (One Little Indian)

With a superabundance of frantic, noisy riffing and howling vocals, ‘God Damn’ is a return to form for the Wolverhampton trio.