The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Classic Albums

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.

CULT ’90s: Blur – ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’

While it may dwell in ‘Parklife’s shadow in terms of its wider popularity, ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ is the most indispensable album of Blur’s career, and formed a key thematic plank for Britpop.

CULT ’00s: No Age – ‘Nouns’

A masterclass in minimalist texture, punk energy and memorable melodies, No Age’s debut album ‘Nouns’ helped propagate a resurgence in American indie.

CULT ’00s: Portishead – ‘Third’

Coming back after 11 years with an album so startlingly different it was effectively a second debut, Portishead’s ‘Third’ remains one of the most unique artistic statements of the last decade.

CULT ’90s: Boards Of Canada – ‘Music Has The Right To Children’

A cornerstone for electronica and one of the Nineties’ most influential albums, revisit Boards Of Canada’s 1998 debut ‘Music Has The Right To Children’ on its 20th anniversary.

CULT ’60s: The Zombies – ‘Odessey And Oracle’

One of the most sublime works of English psychedelia, The Zombies’ ‘Odessey And Oracle’ has deservedly become a cult masterpiece in the 50 years since its release.

CLASSIC ’90s: Suede – ‘Suede’

The impact of Suede’s 1993 debut album ‘Suede’, one of the first masterpieces of Britpop and which introduced one of the most hyped British bands ever.