The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

CULT ’10s: MGMT – ‘Congratulations’

Written off as commercial suicide at the time, MGMT’s lysergic second album ‘Congratulations’ has aged incredibly well ten years on.

PLAYLIST: April 2020

A playlist of all the best new music released throughout April 2020.

REVIEW: Purity Ring – ‘Womb’ (4AD)

Smudgier and warmer than their chiselled predecessors, Purity Ring’s third album ‘Womb’ is a fine addition to their catalogue.

REVIEW: Waxahatchee – ‘Saint Cloud’ (Merge)

Wearing experience and determination like a badge of courage, Katie Crutchfield’s fifth Waxahatchee album ‘Saint Cloud’ is her finest so far.

REVIEW: Baxter Dury – ‘The Night Chancers’ (Le Label / P.I.A.S.)

Nocturnal vignettes of the modern dating landscape, ‘The Night Chancers’ is Baxter Dury’s most complete album yet.

CULT ’00s: Broadcast – ‘The Noise Made By People’

A charming, retro-futurist vision for pop that was wildly out of step with the mainstream in 2000, Broadcast’s debut album ‘The Noise Made By People’ is a lost treasure.

REVIEW: Four Tet – ‘Sixteen Oceans’ (Text Records)

Kieran Hebden’s latest Four Tet album ‘Sixteen Oceans’ is the soundtrack of an artist reflecting on his achievements and exploring many ideas at once.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, March 14th-20th

The best gigs coming up in Leeds this week, including Ash, Andy Shauf, Rat Boy and the Hyde Park Book Club’s ‘Grl Pwr’ showcase.