The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Category 1990s

CLASSIC ’90s: The Chemical Brothers – ‘Dig Your Own Hole’

The Chemical Brothers’ second studio album ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ saw them refine their craft and break into the big time, housing two UK No.1 singles.

CULT ’90s: Aphex Twin – ‘Selected Ambient Works Volume II’

Richard D James’ second Aphex Twin album went in a drastically different and challenging direction, and helped cement his mythology as an artist.

CULT ’90s: Pavement – ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’

‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’, the second of Pavement’s five albums, was arguably the high water mark for American indie in the 1990s.

CULT ’90s: Aphex Twin – ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’

25 years on, Richard D. James’ first album as Aphex Twin stands up as one of the key markers in the evolution of British electronica.

CLASSIC ’90s: Daft Punk – ‘Homework’

Daft Punk’s 1997 debut album ‘Homework’ helped to change the direction of house music and broadened its appeal.

CULT ’90s: DJ Shadow – ‘Endtroducing…..’

The enormous critical success and cult following which DJ Shadow’s seminal debut Endtroducing….. attracted has been a double-edged sword for its creator over the subsequent two decades. The first ever album to be constructed entirely from samples, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, it came to so completely encapsulate the hazy, smoky trip-hop that became fashionable in the late ‘90s that it’s been an millstone for Josh Davis

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