The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

CULT ’70s: Nick Drake – ‘Bryter Layter’

The ornate, orchestrated folk and jazzy details of 1971’s ‘Bryter Layter’ are at odds with Nick Drake’s image and legacy, but an important part of his story.

REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – ‘Carnage’ (Goliath)

Balancing beauty and meditation with violence and anger, ‘Carnage’ is a strange, near-flawless display of Nick Cave’s artistry.

PLAYLIST: February 2021

All the best new music released throughout February 2021.

REVIEW: TV Priest – ‘Uppers’ (Sub Pop)

A dynamic display of sardonic, muscular post-punk, TV Priest’s debut album ‘Uppers’ is greater than many of the current crop of revivalists’ efforts.

CLASSIC ’70s: Carole King – ‘Tapestry’

A commercial phenomenon that boosted the paradigm of the confessional singer-songwriter, Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ turns 50.

CLASSIC ’10s: Adele – ’21’

A commercial juggernaut, Adele’s heartbreak epic ’21’ was seismic enough to instigate a sea change in the music industry.