The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, February 17th-23rd

The three best gigs to see this week in Leeds – including Iglooghost, Baxter Dury and Alvvays.

REVIEW: MGMT – ‘Little Dark Age’ (Columbia)

It’s not quite the return to the days of ‘Kids’ and ‘Time To Pretend’, but MGMT’s fourth album ‘Little Dark Age’ is certainly their most focussed and pop-orientated in the decade since those glory days.

CULT ’90s: Neutral Milk Hotel – ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’

One of the most divisive yet enduring albums of the Nineties, ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’ by Neutral Milk Hotel turns 20 years old.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, February 3rd-9th

Three of the best gigs in Leeds this week (February 3rd-9th, 2018) – including Ezra Furman, Thomas Truax and Brooders.

PLAYLIST: January 2018

All the best new music released in January 2018 – including Shame, Soccer Mommy, Dream Wife and Field Music!

CLASSIC ’00s: Vampire Weekend – ‘Vampire Weekend’

‘Vampire Weekend’ was very much a product of its time, but stands up as one of the Noughties’ best guitar debut albums ten years on.

REVIEW: The Go! Team – ‘Semicircle’ (Memphis Industries)

Re-energised in parts but flat and non-distinct in too many others, ‘Semicircle’ sees The Go! Team attempt to get back to basics.

“Check The Guy’s Track Record” – A Tribute to Mark E Smith

A tribute to Mark E Smith, the legendary frontman of The Fall who died in January 2018.