The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Posts by Ed Biggs

CULT ’70s: Dennis Wilson – ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’

‘Pacific Ocean Blue’, the one and only solo album from Beach Boys co-founder Dennis Wilson, is a beautiful piece of ’70s West Coast psychedelia and blues-rock.

REVIEW: Guided By Voices – ‘How Do You Spell Heaven’ (GBV Ltd.)

Guided By Voices’ 24th studio album is refreshingly accessible, and as good an entry point as any for a newcomer.

REVIEW: The Cribs – ’24/7 Rock Star Shit’ (Sonic Blew / Sony RED)

Teaming up with Steve Albini, ’24/7 Rock Star Shit’ is the all-out punk record that The Cribs have been threatening to make for years.

PLAYLIST: Indie Sunday

A playlist of indie and folk classics and downbeat electronica to soundtrack the ups and downs of the best day of the week.

PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Factory Records

A Spotify playlist and introduction to the legendary Manchester-based indie label Factory Records.

CULT ’00s: M.I.A. – ‘Kala’

After the underground success of ‘Arular’, M.I.A. took her pop revolution overground with her second album ‘Kala’.