The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Joji – ‘Nectar’ (88rising / 12Tone / Sony)

Sleeker and more powerful than his lo-fi early material, George Miller’s second Joji album ‘Nectar’ is a small but noticeable step forwards.

REVIEW: Declan McKenna – ‘Zeros’ (Sony)

Declan McKenna matures and expands his sound on the glam-inspired ‘Zeros’, which brims with moments of vibrancy that outweigh the occasional over-exuberance.

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: Rex Orange County – ‘Pony’ (Sony)

Alex O’Connor’s major-label debut as Rex Orange County, ‘Pony’ contains all the affectionate charm that has made him such a hot property.

REVIEW: Tyler, The Creator – ‘IGOR’ (Columbia / Sony)

Tyler, The Creator takes the creative template he established on ‘Flower Boy’ to the next level on stunning new album ‘IGOR’.

REVIEW: Solange – ‘When I Get Home’ (Columbia / Sony)

Solange’s surprise new album ‘When I Get Home’ is a meditation on home, dreams, growth and feminine intuition, packaged in futuristic jazz and funk-inspired art-pop.

REVIEW: The Internet – ‘Hive Mind’ (Columbia / Sony)

The Internet’s fourth album ‘Hive Mind’ sees each member’s talents are rendered in the service of the others, making for a record that’s at the peak of contemporary R&B.

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: Tinashe – ‘Joyride’ (RCA / Sony)

Tinashe’s third album ‘Joyride’ displays plenty of vocal talent, but her presence is often obscured by her male collaborators.

REVIEW: The Voidz – ‘Virtue’ (RCA / Sony)

Julian Casablancas’ side-project The Voidz returns with its second LP ‘Virtue’, which transcends its overly long and experimental nature to be a largely enjoyable listen.