The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ (Prolifica / P.I.A.S.)

Two Door Cinema Club’s fourth album ‘False Alarm’ sees them effortlessly turn the same indie-pop bop-along tricks – but it becomes grating after a short time.

REVIEW: Mattiel – ‘Satis Factory’ (Heavenly / P.I.A.S.)

Mattiel’s second studio album ‘Satis Factory’ doesn’t dwell much on detail but delivers on nostalgia-infused garage rock.

REVIEW: Julia Jacklin – ‘Crushing’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Perfectly capturing the human experience of love, heartache and the struggle for autonomy, Julia Jacklin’s sophomore album ‘Crushing’ is an emotional triumph.

REVIEW: White Lies – ‘FIVE’ (P.I.A.S.)

A decade into their career, White Lies show more signs of evolving their grey, monolithic post-punk sound than ever before on ‘FIVE’.

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – ‘Last Building Burning’ (Wichita / P.I.A.S.)

Regaining the screaming, cathartic impetus they had lost the last time out, Dylan Baldi’s Cloud Nothings hit top form with fifth album ‘Last Building Burning’.

REVIEW: Hippo Campus – ‘Bambi’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Dabbling further in electronics and with the rougher, more lo-fi end of indie, Hippo Campus waste no time in delivering a follow-up to last year’s debut album.

REVIEW: SOPHIE – ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Pop music’s most talked-about background figure SOPHIE gives us a glimpse of the artist behind the enigma with a thrilling and hyper-real debut album ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’.