The Student Playlist

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The Top 200 Albums of the 1990s

From Britpop to the alternative rock revolution, from hip-hop to electronica, we present the 200 greatest albums of the Nineties.


With a brand new Arctic Monkeys album set to drop later this year, we rank all of the records that Alex Turner has been involved with to date, from worst to best.

WOMEN IN ROCK no.1: Amanda Palmer

The first of a regular series profiling women in rock, indie and pop, we look at Amanda F***ing Palmer and what makes her so cool.

The 200 Greatest Albums of the 2000s

The 2000s, or ‘the noughties’, as it quickly came to be known, was a decade of profound and paradoxical change for popular music. At the turn of the millennium, the music industry was still at the height of the CD era, with major labels posting record profits; but by December 2009, physical album sales were through the floor, HMV was close to going bust, the humble single format was all

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