The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CULT ’60s: Nico – ‘Chelsea Girl’

A cult classic that’s influenced generations of female artists, Nico’s debut album ‘Chelsea Girl’ is as compelling and vital in 2017 as it was fifty years ago.

CLASSIC ’70s: Ian Dury – ‘New Boots And Panties!!’

Ian Dury’s debut album ‘New Boots And Panties!!’ often sounds rather dated 40 years later, but was one of the surprisingly few great albums of first-wave British punk.

CULT ’80s: Hüsker Dü – ‘Zen Arcade’

A dimension jump in artistic terms, Hüsker Dü’s second album ‘Zen Arcade’ was one of the defining releases of the underground in America in the 1980s.

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.

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: 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.

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