The Student Playlist

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REVIEW: Diet Cig – ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’ (Frenchkiss)

Diet Cig’s second album ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’ is disappointingly brief and underdeveloped, rarely getting out of song-sketch territory.

REVIEW: Hotel Lux – ‘Barstool Preaching’ EP (Nice Swan Records)

Following a string of rough ‘n’ ready singles, Hotel Lux’s first EP ‘Barstool Preaching’ further justifies the excited words being uttered about them.

REVIEW: BC Camplight – ‘Shortly After Takeoff’ (Bella Union)

Completing BC Camplight’s so-called ‘Manchester Trilogy’, Brian Christinzio delivers a concise and vibrant indie-rock masterclass in ‘Shortly After Takeoff’.

REVIEW: Rina Sawayama – ‘SAWAYAMA’ (Dirty Hit)

Combining entertaining, brilliantly produced bangers with insightful songwriting, ‘SAWAYAMA’ is one of the best pop debuts of 2020.

REVIEW: EOB – ‘Earth’ (Over Natural / Capitol)

As EOB, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien doesn’t live up his pedigree on debut solo album ‘Earth’.

REVIEW: Fiona Apple – ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ (Epic)

Fiona Apple’s fifth album ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ is strange and exceptional art for strange and exceptional times.

REVIEW: The Strokes – ‘The New Abnormal’ (RCA / Sony)

The first new Strokes album in seven years, ‘The New Abnormal’ is a bold but only partly successful departure from expectations and previous form.

REVIEW: Empress Of – ‘I’m Your Empress Of’ (Terrible Records)

Lorely Rodriguez bounces back with her third album ‘I’m Your Empress Of’, more expressive and personal than her previous works.