The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

CULT ’90s: Mansun – ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’

A dark head-rush of twisted psychedelia, drum machines and gothic stompers, Mansun’s ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ is one of the most underrated debut albums of the Nineties.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, June 16th-22nd

The best gigs coming up in Leeds this week, including The Twilight Sad, Low and Girls Names.

REVIEW: Gruff Rhys – ‘Babelsberg’ (Rough Trade)

Bursting with lushly orchestrated MOR pop, ‘Babelsberg’ is yet another sumptuous solo album from former Furry Gruff Rhys.

PLAYLIST: World Cup 2018

Ten of the best football songs to soundtrack the 2018 World Cup this summer!

REVIEW: Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘Age Of’ (Warp Records)

Daniel Lopatin’s latest Oneohtrix Point Never album ‘Age Of’ almost defies categorisation entirely, an enjoyable mess of musical and thematic contradictions.

PLAYLIST: May 2018

All the best new tracks released in May 2018 – including Childish Gambino, Christine & The Queens, Disclosure, Mitski and Idles.

REVIEW: Chvrches – ‘Love Is Dead’ (Virgin / Glassnote)

Despite a clutch of future fan favourites and decent singles, Chvrches’ ambitious third record ‘Love Is Dead’ is disappointingly flat and slow-paced.

REVIEW: Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – ‘Sparkle Hard’ (Domino)

Now in his fifties, Stephen Malkmus’s appetite for casually experimenting with his mellifluous indie-rock sound is only getting more voracious, as ‘Sparkle Hard’ demonstrates.

REVIEW: Ash – ‘Islands’ (BMG / Infectious)

Seventh album ‘Islands’ finds Ash in dynamic but uneven form, with the slower tracks and ballads edging out their regular pop-punk glories for the first time ever.