The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

CULT ’00s: Grandaddy – ‘The Sophtware Slump’

A jaded, cynical yet ultimately touching analysis of Western civilisation’s obsession with technology at the dawn of the millennium, Grandaddy’s ‘The Sophtware Slump’ feels even more relevant 20 years on.

REVIEW: The Magnetic Fields – ‘Quickies’ (Nonesuch)

Restricting himself to very short songs, Stephin Merritt’s latest Magnetic Fields album ‘Quickies’ is another stylish triumph.

PLAYLIST: May 2020

All the best new music released throughout May 2020.

CULT ’90s: Scott Walker – ‘Tilt’

One of the most challenging and avant-garde albums from a major artist of all time, Scott Walker’s malevolent ‘Tilt’ turns 25 years old.

CLASSIC ’70s: The Beatles – ‘Let It Be’

A much-maligned epitaph for a trailblazing career, The Beatles’ final album ‘Let It Be’ turns fifty years old.

REVIEW: Fiona Apple – ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ (Epic)

Fiona Apple’s fifth album ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ is strange and exceptional art for strange and exceptional times.