The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 1990s

CULT ’90s: Suede – ‘Dog Man Star’

Suede’s gothic, flawed masterpiece was ostentatiously out of step with the Britpop-dominated Nineties, but has aged much better than most albums of its era.

CULT ’90s: Nirvana – ‘In Utero’

A violent flinch from the spotlight, Nirvana’s final album ‘In Utero’ was a rare example of a huge band challenging its listeners rather than appeasing them with more of the same.

CULT ’90s: Sugar – ‘Copper Blue’

Formed by ex-Hüsker Dü lead singer Bob Mould, Sugar’s debut album ‘Copper Blue’ was a melodious grunge-pop masterpiece that finally brought its creator the success he deserved.

CLASSIC ’90s: Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe’

Oasis’ iconic debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ shook up a complacent British music industry and helped bring the Britpop phenomenon to nationwide attention.

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’.

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