The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

PLAYLIST: January 2021

All the best new music released throughout January 2021.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘Spare Ribs’ (Rough Trade)

Fizzing with acidic wit and eloquent anger, ‘Spare Ribs’ is Sleaford Mods’ most sonically adventurous album so far, and one of their very best.

A Beginner’s Guide to Blue Note

A beginner’s guide to legendary jazz label Blue Note Records.

CULT ’70s: Vashti Bunyan – ‘Just Another Diamond Day’

Selling virtually nothing on release in 1970 but having a huge influence on freak folk, Vashti Bunyan’s beautiful debut album ‘Just Another Diamond Day’ turns 50.

PLAYLIST: December 2020

All the best new music released throughout December 2020!

REVIEW: Dirty Projectors – ‘5EPs’ (Domino)

David Longstreth shares the songwriting duties with his bandmates on the ‘5EPs’ project, and Dirty Projectors are a reborn creative force.

The Top 50 Albums of 2020

Presenting the top fifty albums released in 2020, as voted for by our staff of writers.

CULT ’80s: The Clash – ‘Sandinista!’

A bold, creative blowout sprawling across a triple album, The Clash’s 1980 epic ‘Sandinista!’ demonstrated how broad punk’s church could be.

CLASSIC ’00s: The Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’

The album that fulfilled the promise of the original vision for the art of sampling, The Avalanches’ 2000 debut ‘Since I Left You’ is an expression of wonderment and infinite possibilities.