The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Classic Albums

CULT ’90s: Mercury Rev – ‘Deserter’s Songs’

Perhaps the most sonically beautiful album of the Nineties, ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was Mercury Rev’s finest hour, but it emerged out of their darkest.

CULT ’90s: The Beta Band – ‘The Three EPs’

One of the most cruelly overlooked bands of the Nineties, The Beta Band’s reputation rests largely on the mercurial talent displayed on 1998’s ‘The Three EPs’ collection.

CULT ’90s: Mansun – ‘Six’

One of the most wildly ambitious British guitar records of the Nineties, Mansun’s second album ‘Six’ deserves to be rediscovered and celebrated.

CLASSIC ’90s: Lauryn Hill – ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’

Although she has still not followed it up, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ remains one of the most influential American records of the Nineties.

CULT ’90s: UNKLE – ‘Psyence Fiction’

DJ Shadow and Mo’Wax boss James Lavelle teamed up for the star-studded UNKLE album ‘Psyence Fiction’ 20 years ago.

CLASSIC ’00s: Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’

An album that revolutionised the stale and small pop music scene of 2008, Lady Gaga’s iconic debut album ‘The Fame’ turns 10 years old.