The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

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.

CLASSIC ’60s: The Beatles – ‘Abbey Road’

An album of fantastic technical ability and tremendous emotional poignancy, The Beatles’ final album ‘Abbey Road’ is an enduring masterpiece.

CULT ’70s: Gang Of Four – ‘Entertainment!’

Razor-sharp, angry and intelligent, Gang Of Four’s 1979 debut album ‘Entertainment!’ was instrumental in laying down a template for post-punk that still endures today.

REVIEW: Chastity Belt – ‘Chastity Belt’ (Hardly Art)

On their self-titled fourth album, Chastity Belt fully and expertly embrace the more mature, anxious sound they began exploring last time out.