The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Muzz – ‘Muzz’ (Matador)

A new side-project headed by Interpol’s Paul Banks, ‘Muzz’ is functional but ultimately nowhere near ambitious enough to transcend its origins.

REVIEW: Car Seat Headrest – ‘Making A Door Less Open’ (Matador)

Despite many flashes of genius, Will Toledo’s latest Car Seat Headrest album ‘Making A Door Less Open’ is fundamentally confused and split in its identity.

REVIEW: Interpol – ‘A Fine Mess’ EP (Matador)

A couple of moments aside, ‘A Fine Mess’ EP is a tedious exercise in Interpol-by-numbers.

REVIEW: boygenius – ‘boygenius’ EP (Matador)

A collaborative effort between Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, ‘boygenius’ is an imperious display of empathy and brilliant songwriting.

REVIEW: Kurt Vile – ‘Bottle It In’ (Matador)

‘Bottle It In’ is the first Kurt Vile record to potentially split its audience, despite its admirable and mostly successful attempts at expanding his sonic boundaries.

REVIEW: Interpol – ‘Marauder’ (Matador)

After an excellent opening salvo, Interpol’s sixth album ‘Marauder’ suffers from monotony and a critical lack of ideas.

CULT ’90s: Liz Phair – ‘Exile In Guyville’

‘Exile In Guyville’, Liz Phair’s witty, detailed, and emotional vision of male-dominated society, makes living in one much easier.

REVIEW: Snail Mail – ‘Lush’ (Matador)

Lindsey Jordan’s first full Snail Mail album ‘Lush’ is an intensely detailed document of life and love while adjusting to adulthood, and fulfills all the breathless predictions made for it.

Liz Phair’s ‘Girly-Sound To Guyville’ 25th Anniversary Box Set

Matador’s 25th anniversary box set is both a formal acknowledgment of the importance of Liz Phair to American indie history, as well as her early experimental songwriting.