The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Foster The People – ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ (Columbia / Sony)

Probably now doomed to be remembered as a one-hit wonder, Foster The People’s utterly inoffensive third album ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ completely lacks originality.

REVIEW: London Grammar – ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ (Ministry of Sound / Sony)

After a four year wait, London Grammar play things very conservatively on their second album, opting to refine and polish the sound of the first rather than break new ground.

REVIEW: Amber Coffman – ‘City Of No Reply’ (Columbia / Sony)

Amber Coffman’s first solo album after leaving Dirty Projectors, ‘City Of No Reply’, is sadly far too polite and inoffensive to be memorable enough.

REVIEW: Harry Styles – ‘Harry Styles’ (Columbia / Sony)

Stepping out of the shadow of One Direction for the first time, Harry Styles’ self-titled debut is confident, surprisingly enjoyable and mostly credible.

REVIEW: The Shins – ‘Heartworms’ (Columbia / Sony)

Reanimating The Shins after a five-year hiatus with a whole new backing band, James Mercer’s ‘Heartworms’ is sometimes too forced to match up to previous glories.

REVIEW: Rag’n’Bone Man – ‘Human’ (Sony / Columbia)

The industry has talked the talk on behalf of Rag’n’Bone Man, but Rory Graham can truly walk the walk with his impressive and soulful debut ‘Human’.

REVIEW: Leonard Cohen – ‘You Want It Darker’ (Sony)

‘You Want It Darker’ shows an erudite artist still intent on pushing himself and addressing the world as he sees it, even in his eighties.

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