The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Yo La Tengo – ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ (Matador)

Yo La Tengo’s 15th studio album might not make you want to man the barricades, like the classic Sly Stone album with which it shares a name, but it could lead to personal enlightenment and comfort.

REVIEW: Yo La Tengo – ‘Stuff Like That There’ (Matador)

by Matthew Langham Following a whole quarter of a century on from their 1990 acoustic covers album Fakebook, Yo La Tengo’s latest release sees a return to the concept of influence with another collection of classics alongside a bunch of their own material in light of their 30th anniversary. Stuff Like That There, which takes its name from a song first recorded by Betty Dutton in 1944, sees a mixtape-style curation

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