The Student Playlist

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CLASSIC ’00s: Radiohead – ‘In Rainbows’

Ten years on, Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ sounds like a band reveling in freedom from expectations and enjoying a rare period of creative freedom.

CLASSIC ’00s: Kanye West – ‘Graduation’

Released 10 years ago, ‘Graduation’ was the end of the first golden age of Kanye West.

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’.

CULT ’00s: Björk – ‘Volta’

Björk’s sixth studio album ‘Volta’ was yet another startling and original musical vision from one of pop music’s greatest auteurs.

CULT ’00s: LCD Soundsystem – ‘Sound Of Silver’

One of the greatest albums of the 2000s, ‘Sound Of Silver’ impressively expanded the sonic and thematic palette of James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem.

CULT ’00s: Klaxons – ‘Myths Of The Near Future’

A colourful adventure playground of album that boasted lethal pop hits, ‘Myths Of The Near Future’ rocketed Klaxons to national fame. But it was all over very quickly…

CULT ’00s: TV On The Radio – ‘Return To Cookie Mountain’

by Ed Biggs Ten years after the wider world took notice of them for the first time, TV On The Radio have long since cemented their place at the top table of indie acts, consistently releasing albums of outstanding quality and building up an impeccable reputation. With their own, distinctive vision for the ‘rock anthem’ that they’ve re-shaped and re-formulated many times over the years, most recently with 2014’s explicitly danceable

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CLASSIC ’00s: Hot Chip – ‘The Warning’

by Ed Biggs Hot Chip’s signature song, the maddeningly catchy chart smash ‘Over And Over’, very quickly became their passport to mainstream attention and remains one of the most distinctive songs of the noughties. However, less attention is paid to its parent album The Warning, which truly displayed the London quintet’s talents after something of a false start.

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