The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Marika Hackman – ‘Any Human Friend’ (AMF / Virgin EMI)

On ‘Any Human Friend’, Marika Hackman reclaims female sexuality in pop music and redefines it on her terms, through truthful and passionate songwriting.

REVIEW: Slaves – ‘The Velvet Ditch’ EP (Virgin EMI / Universal)

Compared to the leap forwards of Slaves’ most recent album, ‘The Velvet Ditch’ sounds like an afterthought, with the exception of one stunning moment.

REVIEW: Chase & Status – ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’ (Virgin EMI / Mercury)

Saul Milton and Will Kennard’s fifth Chase & Status album ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’ struggles to become anything more significant than a flat genre exercise.

REVIEW: Loyle Carner – ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ (Virgin EMI)

Sophomore effort ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ buttresses the reputation of Loyle Carner as one of the most intelligent and empathetic voices in British music.

REVIEW: The Chemical Brothers – ‘No Geography’ (Virgin EMI)

Looking to their past for inspiration but skillfully avoiding the traps of cheap nostalgia, ‘No Geography’ is the best Chemical Brothers album in 20 years.

REVIEW: Yak – ‘Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness’ (Virgin EMI / Universal)

Yak’s second album ‘Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness’ is a study in the tunnel-vision madness of the creative process and striving to get what you want.

REVIEW: Slaves – ‘Acts Of Fear And Love’ (Virgin EMI)

On their third album ‘Acts Of Fear And Love’, Slaves update their template and produce their most emotionally honest and thorough work to date.

REVIEW: Benjamin Clementine – ‘I Tell A Fly’ (Behind / Virgin EMI)

The follow-up to his Mercury Prize-winning debut, ‘I Tell A Fly’ is a bold, experimental and largely successful step forward for Benjamin Clementine.

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