The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Liars – ‘TFCF’ (Mute)

TCFN is in no way the worst album ever, but it is the worst album Liars have released, whether it be through its deliberately painful drones and grating textures, or just poor songwriting Andrew has made a huge misstep on this record.

REVIEW: Japanese Breakfast – ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’ (Dead Oceans)

After the death of Michelle Zauner’s mother ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’ is a next-step-forward from her 2016 debut album ‘Psychopomp’ an album that, whilst harbouring indie-pop qualities, carries the matters of loss and grief.

REVIEW: Kendrick Lamar – ‘DAMN’ (Top Dawg Entertainment / Interscope / Aftermath)

Whether ‘DAMN’ will be the cultural crossover its predecessor was remains to be seen, but what is clear is that Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album is another glorious record.

REVIEW: Dutch Uncles – ‘Big Balloon’ (Memphis Industries)

Big Balloon does nothing but reaffirm the view that if it’s quirky fun you’re looking for, then Dutch Uncles is the answer

REVIEW: The Flaming Lips – ‘Oczy Mlody’ (Warner Bros.)

Whilst some may have hoped for an experimental masterpiece, or a piece of psych-pop bliss, on Ozcy Mlody, the Flaming Lips have kept true to their Terror sound.