The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Working Men’s Club – ‘Working Men’s Club’ (Heavenly / P.I.A.S.)

Taking inspiration from Chicago house and the more cerebral end of punk, ‘Working Men’s Club’ is a contender for the best debut album of 2020.

REVIEW: Orlando Weeks – ‘A Quickening’ (P.I.A.S.)

Dwelling on the anxieties of imminent parenthood, former Maccabees lead singer Orlando Weeks’ debut solo album ‘A Quickening’ is a very human listen.

REVIEW: Baxter Dury – ‘The Night Chancers’ (Le Label / P.I.A.S.)

Nocturnal vignettes of the modern dating landscape, ‘The Night Chancers’ is Baxter Dury’s most complete album yet.

REVIEW: Temples – ‘Hot Motion’ (ATO / P.I.A.S.)

On their third album ‘Hot Motion’, Temples unfortunately over-polish their sound and lose many of the winning characteristics that made them so satisfying.

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’.