The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Algiers – ‘There Is No Year’ (Matador)

More technically precise, sonically diverse and politically urgent than ever before, Algiers’ third album ‘There Is No Year’ is essential listening for indie fans.

REVIEW: Georgia – ‘Seeking Thrills’ (Domino)

More confident and less self-conscious than her already accomplished debut, Georgia Barnes’ ‘Seeking Thrills’ is a thoroughly enjoyable modern if occasionally safe pop experience.

REVIEW: The Big Moon – ‘Walking Like We Do’ (Fiction)

More confident and stylised than their debut, the emotional depth of The Big Moon’s ‘Walking Like We Do’ becomes apparent after multiple listens.

REVIEW: Smokepurpp – ‘Deadstar 2’ (Alamo Records)

Smokepurpp’s latest mixtape ‘Deadstar 2’ continues to mark him out as one of Florida’s finest new wave rappers.

REVIEW: Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – ‘Nightmare Forever’ (Castle Face)

‘Nightmare Forever’ is a vivid and colourful album of psychedelic rock from Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band.

REVIEW: Pumarosa – ‘Devastation’ (Universal / Fiction)

Venturing into gloomy, psychedelic space-rock territory on their sophomore album ‘Devastation’, Pumarosa continue their development.

REVIEW: Deliluh – ‘Beneath The Floors’ (Tin Angel Records)

Their second album in 18 months, ‘Beneath The Floors’ sees Canadian art-punks Deliluh getting even more confident in their lyrics and music.

REVIEW: FKA twigs – ‘Magdalene’ (Young Turks)

A compelling delve into the psyche of FKA twigs as well as an exploration of being human, ‘Magdalene’ is Tahliah Barnett’s second masterpiece.

REVIEW: Kele – ‘2042’ (Kola)

Seething with anger aimed at politics and society, Kele Okereke’s latest solo album ‘2042’ is a hell of a lot to internalise during one sitting.