The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Category Classic Albums

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.

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’.

CLASSIC ’60s: Pink Floyd – ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’

Pink Floyd’s debut album ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ is the greatest testament to the genius of Syd Barrett, as well as a key evolutionary milestone in British psychedelia.

CLASSIC ’70s: Elvis Costello – ‘My Aim Is True’

The story of Elvis Costello, one of the most gifted songwriters in English pop history, started 40 years ago with ‘My Aim Is True’.

CLASSIC ’60s: The Beatles – ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

The Beatles’ third album was their first to consist entirely of original compositions, and captures the Fab Four at the height of Beatlemania.

CULT ’90s: Primal Scream – ‘Vanishing Point’

While often overshadowed by ‘Screamadelica’ and ‘XTMNTR’, Primal Scream’s 1997 album ‘Vanishing Point’ was progressively fearsome and helped move the British guitar scene away from Britpop.

CULT ’90s: Roni Size/Reprazent – ‘New Forms’

A masterpiece that encapsulates the ethos and soul of drum & bass, Roni Size/Reprazent’s Mercury-winning ‘New Forms’ still stands up 20 years later.

CLASSIC ’90s: The Prodigy – ‘The Fat Of The Land’

20 years on, it’s hard to think of many albums that have made such a wide impact as The Prodigy’s massive third album ‘The Fat Of The Land’.