The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CULT ’90s: The Beta Band – ‘The Three EPs’

One of the most cruelly overlooked bands of the Nineties, The Beta Band’s reputation rests largely on the mercurial talent displayed on 1998’s ‘The Three EPs’ collection.

CULT ’90s: Mansun – ‘Six’

One of the most wildly ambitious British guitar records of the Nineties, Mansun’s second album ‘Six’ deserves to be rediscovered and celebrated.

REVIEW: Gorillaz – ‘The Now Now’ (Parlophone)

An introspective companion piece to last year’s ‘Humanz’, ‘The Now Now’ is a quiet triumph for Damon Albarn and Gorillaz but still comes nowhere near the heights of their glory years.

CULT ’90s: Mansun – ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’

A dark head-rush of twisted psychedelia, drum machines and gothic stompers, Mansun’s ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ is one of the most underrated debut albums of the Nineties.

REVIEW: Rat Boy – ‘SCUM’ (Parlophone)

Jordan Cardy’s much-anticipated debut album as Rat Boy packs plenty of storytelling punch, but perhaps lacks the extra ingredient of originality to make a truly great first record.

REVIEW: Coldplay – ‘Kaleidoscope’ EP (Parlophone)

Intended as a companion piece to ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’, Coldplay’s new EP captures them at their best, and at their worst.

REVIEW: Paul Weller – ‘A Kind Revolution’ (Parlophone)

Paul Weller’s second album of 2017 ‘A Kind Revolution’ shows that his creative resurgence shows no signs of stopping.

REVIEW: Gorillaz – ‘Humanz’ (Parlophone / Warner Bros.)

Gorillaz’ first proper album in seven years, featuring a galaxy of guest stars, effectively re-boots their sound for 2017, though it’s not as distinctive as it once was.

REVIEW: Paul Weller – ‘Jawbone (Music From The Film)’ (Solid Bond / Parlophone)

In a career spanning 40 years, there are very few things Paul Weller hasn’t done, but a film soundtrack is a first.

REVIEW: VANT – ‘Dumb Blood’ (Parlophone)

Literate alt-rock, abrasive punk energy and passionate, political lyrics combine on VANT’s debut ‘Dumb Blood’.

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