The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

CLASSIC ’60s: The Rolling Stones – ‘Let It Bleed’

The Rolling Stones’ 1969 masterpiece ‘Let It Bleed’ provided an entirely apt metaphor for the end of the Sixties.

REVIEW: Beck – ‘Hyperspace’ (Fonograf / Capitol)

While it reaps more rewards in its pursuit of being at the cutting-edge, neither Beck nor collaborator Pharrell Williams truly stretch themselves on ‘Hyperspace’.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 30th November-6th December

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week, including Pizzagirl, Blanck Mass, The Comet Is Coming, Bad Breeding, Primal Scream and a triumphant end-of-year gig for IDLES.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 23rd-30th November

The best gigs coming up in Leeds this week, including Sigrid, Beach Riot, PUP, Deliluh, !!!, Penelope Isles and the 11th edition of #360RAW.

CULT ’70s: Public Image Ltd. – ‘Metal Box’

Very little else rivals Public Image Ltd.’s 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ as a more complete expression of everything that post-punk could be.

REVIEW: DJ Shadow – ‘Our Pathetic Age’ (Mass Appeal / Reconstruction)

Despite a clutch of spectacular highlights, DJ Shadow’s half-instrumental double album ‘Our Pathetic Age’ is way too long and over-ambitious.

PLAYLIST: November 2019

All the best new music released throughout November 2019!

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

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week, including The Mountain Goats, Fat White Family, Jay Som, Richard Dawson, Fontaines D.C. and The Chemical Brothers.

LIVE REVIEW: Metronomy @ O2 Academy Leeds, 11/11/2019

With an increasingly large arsenal of jaunty bangers, Joe Mount’s Metronomy have long been one of the country’s premier indie acts in the live arena.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 9th-15th November

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week, including Metronomy, Black Lips, Kate Tempest, Mega Bog, Lightning Bolt and Mystery Jets.