The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: girl in red – ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (world in red / AWAL)

Marie Ulven’s first full-length girl in red album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ could transform her huge cult fanbase into mainstream success.

REVIEW: Crumb – ‘Ice Melt’ (Crumb Records)

Recorded innovatively with water-related techniques, Crumb’s second album ‘Ice Melt’ is like psychedelia for mermaids.

REVIEW: Royal Blood – ‘Typhoons’ (Warner Records)

Embracing funk and disco influences into their template of hard rock and chunky riffing, Royal Blood’s third album ‘Typhoons’ is admirable but slightly uneven.

REVIEW: Field Music – ‘Flat White Moon’ (Memphis Industries)

On ‘Flat White Moon’, the Brewis brothers smooth out some of their sharper edges, but they don’t lose too much of their intelligence or personality in the process.

REVIEW: Tomemitsu – ‘Sun’ (Friends Of Friends)

Easy-going bedroom indie-pop par extraordinaire, there’s absolutely everything right about Tomemitsu’s gorgeous ‘Sun’.

REVIEW: London Grammar – ‘Californian Soil’ (Metal & Dust / Ministry Of Sound)

London Grammar bust out of the monotony of their first two albums with ‘Californian Soil’, their most vivid, experimental and powerful project yet.

REVIEW: The Snuts – ‘W.L.’ (Parlophone)

Processing other bands’ better ideas without originality, The Snuts’ debut album ‘W.L.’ is as landfill as indie can get.

REVIEW: Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Dry, inventive and intelligent, Dry Cleaning’s ‘New Long Leg’ represents one of British post-punk’s most promising debut albums in years.

REVIEW: serpentwithfeet – ‘DEACON’ (Secretly Canadian)

Delicate, polished but ultimately a bit anonymous, ‘DEACON’ loses its identity in Josiah Wise’s pursuit of perfection.

REVIEW: Ben Howard – ‘Collections From The Whiteout’ (Island / Universal)

While it houses some real gems in its first half, Ben Howard’s fourth album ‘Collections From The Whiteout’ feels long-winded and occasionally directionless.