The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Temples – ‘Hot Motion’ (ATO / P.I.A.S.)

On their third album ‘Hot Motion’, Temples unfortunately over-polish their sound and lose many of the winning characteristics that made them so satisfying.

REVIEW: Efterklang – ‘Altid Sammen’ (4AD)

Danish trio Efterklang return after a seven-year break with the entrancing ‘Altid Sammen’, their first album to be sung entirely in their native tongue.

REVIEW: Brittany Howard – ‘Jaime’ (Sony)

Her first solo album outside of Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard roots ‘Jaime’ in her previous sound but leans to a more tender and experimental style.

REVIEW: Chastity Belt – ‘Chastity Belt’ (Hardly Art)

On their self-titled fourth album, Chastity Belt fully and expertly embrace the more mature, anxious sound they began exploring last time out.

REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ – (Warner)

On ‘Why Me? Why Not.’, Liam Gallagher amplifies and doubles down on the successful parts of his 2017 solo debut.

REVIEW: (Sandy) Alex G – ‘House Of Sugar’ (Domino)

Weaving something unmistakably fantastical into his bedroom pop aesthetic, Alex Giannascoli ascends to a new level on his latest (Sandy) Alex G album ‘House Of Sugar’.

REVIEW: Pixies – ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ (Pixies Recording Inc. / BMG)

‘Beneath The Eyrie’ is the sound of Pixies spoiling their own legacy, with a collection of largely pedestrian and uniformly mid-paced tracks.

REVIEW: Twin Peaks – ‘Lookout Low’ (Grand Jury Music)

Chicago’s Twin Peaks have sacrificed a bit too much of their unique character in the pursuit of maturity on fourth album ‘Lookout Low’.

REVIEW: Frankie Cosmos – ‘Close It Quietly’ (Sub Pop)

Greta Kline’s knack for clipped, emotionally disruptive songwriting under her Frankie Cosmos moniker remains as compelling as ever on ‘Close It Quietly’.