The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Classic Albums

CLASSIC ’80s: N.W.A – ‘Straight Outta Compton’

‘Straight Outta Compton’, the incendiary 1988 debut album by N.W.A, has defined 30 years of hip-hop in a way that no other album or artist has.

CULT ’90s: Sparklehorse – ‘Good Morning Spider’

No Sparklehorse album quite captures the essence and power of Mark Linkous than ‘Good Morning Spider’, released in July 1998.

CLASSIC ’90s: Björk – ‘Debut’

25 years later, Björk’s breakout album ‘Debut’ still sounds stunningly modern and forward-thinking.

CULT ’90s: Liz Phair – ‘Exile In Guyville’

‘Exile In Guyville’, Liz Phair’s witty, detailed, and emotional vision of male-dominated society, makes living in one much easier.

CULT ’90s: Mansun – ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’

A dark head-rush of twisted psychedelia, drum machines and gothic stompers, Mansun’s ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ is one of the most underrated debut albums of the Nineties.

CULT ’70s: Kraftwerk – ‘The Man-Machine’

‘The Man-Machine’ was the second of Kraftwerk’s holy trinity of influential masterpieces, and one that gradually opened them up to a wider audience.