The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

REVIEW: Baxter Dury – ‘The Night Chancers’ (Le Label / P.I.A.S.)

Nocturnal vignettes of the modern dating landscape, ‘The Night Chancers’ is Baxter Dury’s most complete album yet.

CULT ’00s: Broadcast – ‘The Noise Made By People’

A charming, retro-futurist vision for pop that was wildly out of step with the mainstream in 2000, Broadcast’s debut album ‘The Noise Made By People’ is a lost treasure.

REVIEW: Four Tet – ‘Sixteen Oceans’ (Text Records)

Kieran Hebden’s latest Four Tet album ‘Sixteen Oceans’ is the soundtrack of an artist reflecting on his achievements and exploring many ideas at once.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, March 14th-20th

The best gigs coming up in Leeds this week, including Ash, Andy Shauf, Rat Boy and the Hyde Park Book Club’s ‘Grl Pwr’ showcase.

CLASSIC ’90s: Elastica – ‘Elastica’

Elastica’s skillful, accessible reconstitution of their obvious post-punk influences made their 1995 self-titled debut one of the fastest-selling albums in UK history.

PLAYLIST: March 2020

All the best new music released throughout March 2020, including Four Tet, Lady Gaga, Diet Cig, Empress Of and Viagra Boys.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, March 7th-13th

The best gigs coming up in Leeds this week, including Mush, Julia Bardo, Georgia, Louis Cole and the 2020 edition of Inner City Electronic!

REVIEW: Caribou – ‘Suddenly’ (City Slang)

His fifth Caribou album, ‘Suddenly’ is more personal and vulnerable than anything in Dan Snaith’s catalogue, but it also includes plenty of festival-friendly hits.

CULT ’80s: Young Marble Giants – ‘Colossal Youth’

A milestone in the development of British indie in 1980 because of its quiet economy, ‘Colossal Youth’ was the only album from the short-lived Young Marble Giants.