The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

REVIEW: Floating Points – ‘Crush’ (Ninja Tune / Pluto)

Sam Shepherd’s second Floating Points album ‘Crush’ holds a mirror up to society, balancing chaos with beauty.

REVIEW: Elbow – ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ (Polydor)

The outspoken ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ is the most disrupted and unsettled Elbow album yet, but it’s not a move that entirely suits them.

CULT ’60s: King Crimson – ‘In The Court Of The Crimson King’

One of the first and finest prog rock albums, King Crimson’s 1969 debut ‘In The Court Of The Crimson King’ still has the power to unsettle and electrify.

CULT ’80s: The Replacements – ‘Let It Be’

After two albums of breakneck post-punk, 1984’s ‘Let It Be’ was the moment that The Replacements finally came of age.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 5th-11th October

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week – including Teen, Far Caspian and Fudge.’s new single launch at the 360 Club.