The Student Playlist

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REVIEW: Kings Of Leon – ‘When You See Yourself’ (RCA)

Debates about the nature of its release aside, what’s relevant is that ‘When You See Yourself’ is an extremely bland and predictable offering from an extremely bland and predictable band.

REVIEW: Jimmy Eat World – ‘Surviving’ (Exotic Location / RCA)

Some aspects of ‘Surviving’ might make it alarming for long-term fans, but the record is one of Jimmy Eat World’s most quietly innovative.

REVIEW: Lykke Li – ‘so sad so sexy’ (RCA)

After a decade of being one of alternative pop’s most compelling underdog figures, ‘so sad so sexy’ is a disappointment for Lykke Li, feeling like she’s diluted herself to conform to the sound of modern pop.

REVIEW: Tinashe – ‘Joyride’ (RCA / Sony)

Tinashe’s third album ‘Joyride’ displays plenty of vocal talent, but her presence is often obscured by her male collaborators.

REVIEW: The Voidz – ‘Virtue’ (RCA / Sony)

Julian Casablancas’ side-project The Voidz returns with its second LP ‘Virtue’, which transcends its overly long and experimental nature to be a largely enjoyable listen.

REVIEW: Justin Timberlake – ‘Man Of The Woods’ (RCA)

A muddled mess of an album that sounds like a mid-life crisis being committed to record, ‘Man Of The Woods’ is an incoherent aberration from an artist who should know better.

REVIEW: Foo Fighters – ‘Concrete And Gold’ (RCA / Roswell)

After 20 years and nine Foo Fighters albums of straight-down-the-line power rock, you know what to expect from ‘Concrete And Gold’. But is that really enough?

CLASSIC ’70s: Iggy Pop – ‘Lust For Life’

Housing two of his most famous hits, Iggy Pop’s second solo album ‘Lust For Life’ turned a proto-punk icon into a mainstream star.

REVIEW: Grizzly Bear – ‘Painted Ruins’ (RCA)

‘Painted Ruins’, Grizzly Bear’s first album since 2012, contains many of the same sounds but falls slightly short of the glories of ‘Veckatimest’ and ‘Shields’.

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