The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

CULT ’10s: Beach House – ‘Teen Dream’

Beach House’s 2010 album ‘Teen Dream’ was the joyous sound of a band finally discovering the full extent and power of its own voice.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, January 25th-31st

The best live gigs coming up in Leeds this week, including Bombay Bicycle Club, Isobel Campbell, Colossal Squid, Wire and the second edition of RIFFFEST.

REVIEW: Algiers – ‘There Is No Year’ (Matador)

More technically precise, sonically diverse and politically urgent than ever before, Algiers’ third album ‘There Is No Year’ is essential listening for indie fans.

REVIEW: Eminem – ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ (Shady / Aftermath / Interscope)

Reminders of Eminem’s former glory are overshadowed by pointless offence generation on the rap heavyweight’s latest surprise album, ‘Music To Be Murdered By’.

PLAYLIST: January 2020

All the best new music released throughout January 2020!

REVIEW: The Big Moon – ‘Walking Like We Do’ (Fiction)

More confident and stylised than their debut, the emotional depth of The Big Moon’s ‘Walking Like We Do’ becomes apparent after multiple listens.

CULT ’70s: Syd Barrett – ‘The Madcap Laughs’ / ‘Barrett’

The two completed solo albums from Syd Barrett, both released in 1970, remain intriguing insights into one of English music’s most elusive figures.

The Top 200 Tracks of the 2010s

The Student Playlist counts down the top 200 tracks of the 2010s!

CLASSIC ’70s: The Clash – ‘London Calling’

40 years after its release, ‘London Calling’ still stands as the album that signposted a departure from the restrictions and solipsism of first-wave punk.