The Student Playlist

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REVIEW: The Carters – ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’ (Parkwood / Sony / Roc Nation)

Beyonce and Jay-Z put their personal lives under the spotlight on ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’, an enjoyable if somewhat flawed trap-influenced album.

REVIEW: Jay-Z – ‘4:44’ (Roc Nation)

Shawn Carter’s elder statesman role in hip-hop is long since secured, but ‘4:44’ doesn’t particularly add to his legacy, failing to make its desired social commentary stick in the mind.

REVIEW: Grimes – ‘Art Angels’ (4AD / Roc Nation)

by John Tindale Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, has been going through a period of reflection over the three years since the release of last album Visions, a low-budget bedroom record of spectral synths that has had a seismic impact upon the sound of mainstream pop ever since. During this time, Boucher scrapped an album for being too “depressing”, but more importantly she wrote a song for Rihanna (‘Go’) that was subsequently

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