The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

REVIEW: James Dean Bradfield – ‘Even In Exile’ (MontyRay)

A gorgeous, reflective paean to murdered Chilean musician and activist Victor Jara, James Dean Bradfield’s new solo album ‘Even In Exile’ is an understated gem.

PLAYLIST: August 2020

All the best new music released throughout August 2020!

CLASSIC ’10s: Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

Grandiose yet heartfelt and nuanced, Arcade Fire’s 2010 album ‘The Suburbs’ cemented their position as one of the world’s biggest and best bands.

“Motor Away” – An Introduction to Guided By Voices

To mark Jeff Gomez’s remarkable new band biography ‘Zeppelin Over Dayton’, we offer a very brief introduction to Guided By Voices.

REVIEW: Protomartyr – ‘Ultimate Success Today’ (Domino)

A perfect soundtrack for uncertain, anxious times as well as a finessing of their own art form, ‘Ultimate Success Today’ is Protomartyr’s best album yet.

CULT ’80s: Joy Division – ‘Closer’

The magnificent epitaph for Ian Curtis and Joy Division, ‘Closer’ is a bleak and beautiful masterpiece that very few have subsequently equalled.

PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Ennio Morricone

An introduction to the late film soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone.

REVIEW: The Streets – ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ (Island)

More of the same tired old beats and hokey home-spun wisdom on comeback album ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ will remind people of why The Streets died out in the first place.

PLAYLIST: July 2020

A playlist of all the best new music released throughout July 2020 – including Sufjan Stevens, The Lemon Twigs, Fontaines D.C. and Spencer..