The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Floating Points – ‘Crush’ (Ninja Tune / Pluto)

Sam Shepherd’s second Floating Points album ‘Crush’ holds a mirror up to society, balancing chaos with beauty.

REVIEW: Freese Trio – ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’ (self-released)

On their second full-length album ‘The Beast In The Blueprint’, Leeds-based freese trio turn vulnerability and anxiety into strength and virtue.

REVIEW: Elbow – ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ (Polydor)

The outspoken ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ is the most disrupted and unsettled Elbow album yet, but it’s not a move that entirely suits them.

REVIEW: Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ (Jagjaguwar)

On her fourth album ‘All Mirrors’, Angel Olsen effortlessly evolves into a synth-rock queen, embracing emotional turbulence and upheaval.

REVIEW: Wilco – ‘Ode To Joy’ (dBpm)

Although masterful in places, Wilco’s 11th album ‘Ode To Joy’ is hamstrung by flat, damp production and some uninspired writing.

REVIEW: The Sherlocks – ‘Under Your Sky’ (BMG)

On ‘Under Your Sky’, The Sherlocks deliver a criminally unimaginative sophomore album that serves as a whistle-stop tour of indie-rock’s clichés.

REVIEW: Danny Brown – ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ (Warp Records)

Although perhaps not as cutting-edge as ‘Atrocity Exhibition’, ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ is Danny Brown’s most consistent effort.