The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CLASSIC ’70s: The Jam – ‘All Mod Cons’

The point at which Paul Weller’s muse kicked in to life, ‘All Mod Cons’ was the start of The Jam’s imperial phase, full of incisive social observations and razor-sharp punk.

REVIEW: Years & Years – ‘Palo Santo’ (Polydor / Universal)

With greater drama behind the vivid and bright-edged electro-pop, Years & Years’ second album ‘Palo Santo’ is much more compelling than their rather flat debut.

REVIEW: Frank Turner – ‘Be More Kind’ (Polydor)

On his seventh album ‘Be More Kind’, a collection of highly polished pop-rock anthems, Frank Turner’s idealistic political venting finally becomes tiresome and grating.

REVIEW: Mura Masa – ‘Mura Masa’ (Anchor Point / Polydor)

Mura Masa’s long-awaited debut album doesn’t quite shine with the same lustre as his early EPs and mixtapes, but his original vision for pop still alluring.

REVIEW: HAIM – ‘Something To Tell You’ (Polydor)

Having spent nearly four years on it, ‘Something To Tell You’ sees HAIM return with their critic and public-pleasing formula fully intact.

REVIEW: Elbow – ‘Little Fictions’ (Polydor)

Newly-married Guy Garvey sounds truly happy on ‘Little Fictions’, as bold and accomplished an album as Elbow have ever made.

CULT ’00s: Klaxons – ‘Myths Of The Near Future’

A colourful adventure playground of album that boasted lethal pop hits, ‘Myths Of The Near Future’ rocketed Klaxons to national fame. But it was all over very quickly…

REVIEW: The Rolling Stones – ‘Blue & Lonesome’ (Polydor)

There’s something incredibly dignified about ‘Blue & Lonesome’, a covers album that shows the Stones as music fans rather than as rock gods.