The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Frank Turner – ‘No Man’s Land’ (Polydor / Xtra Mile)

Quite aside from the backlash it’s generated, ‘No Man’s Land’ certainly represents an over-extension of Frank Turner’s emotional resources.

REVIEW: Ty Segall – ‘First Taste’ (Drag City)

Forsaking the electric guitar for the first time in his career, Ty Segall’s latest studio creation ‘First Taste’ still manages to convincingly re-create his psych-garage style.

REVIEW: The Amazons – ‘Future Dust’ (Universal / Fiction)

Matt Thomson’s claims for The Amazons’ second album ‘Future Dust’ fall short, with a collection of unremarkable rock riffs and bland over-production.

REVIEW: Anderson .Paak – ‘Ventura’ (Aftermath / 12 Tone)

Rounding off the ‘beach series’ in style, Anderson .Paak’s third album ‘Ventura’ is yet another masterful creation of hip-hop, soul, disco and funk.

REVIEW: Pom Poko – ‘Birthday’ (Bella Union)

Energetic, creative and brilliantly unpredictable, debut album ‘Birthday’ shows why Pom Poko have been one of the most talked-about newcomers in indie.

REVIEW: Girlpool – ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’ (Anti-)

Girlpool’s third studio album ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’ is uncharacteristically lethargic and lacking in ideas compared to their previous records.

REVIEW: Anderson .Paak – ‘Oxnard’ (Aftermath / 12 Tone)

Stepping up to the majors and littered with guest features, Anderson .Paak’s ‘Oxnard’ unfortunately sacrifices some of its creator’s personality for commercial gain.

REVIEW: Fightmilk – ‘Not With That Attitude’ (Reckless Yes)

London-based indie-punk quarter Fightmilk deliver a solid debut album that shows great promise for future evolution with ‘Not With That Attitude’.