The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Low – ‘Double Negative’ (Sub Pop)

An enervating soundtrack to a disintegrating world of fake news, economic decline and societal discontent, Low have delivered a resounding, unique masterpiece with 12th album ‘Double Negative’.

CULT ’00s: No Age – ‘Nouns’

A masterclass in minimalist texture, punk energy and memorable melodies, No Age’s debut album ‘Nouns’ helped propagate a resurgence in American indie.

REVIEW: Frankie Cosmos – ‘Vessel’ (Sub Pop)

Greta Kline’s Frankie Cosmos project goes from strength to strength, and ‘Vessel’ confirms her as one of the finest songwriters of her generation.

CLASSIC ’00s: Foals – ‘Antidotes’

Foals’ debut album ‘Antidotes’ is far from their creative peak, but the sonic template it laid down has dominated British indie for the last 10 years.

REVIEW: Hot Snakes – ‘Jericho Sirens’ (Sub Pop)

The first Hot Snakes album in 14 years, ‘Jericho Sirens’, does a magnificent job in living up to the cult reputation that their first three records built up in their absence.

REVIEW: Bully – ‘Losing’ (Sub Pop)

Bully’s latest effort is passable, but rarely stirs up the same visceral punk rock fun of their debut.

REVIEW: Iron & Wine – ‘Beast Epic’ (Sub Pop / Black Cricket)

Sam Beam’s sixth Iron & Wine album ‘Beast Epic’ sticks very closely to the same formula that’s made him such a celebrated figure in the indie/folk scene for so many years.

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