The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 1970s

CULT ’70s: The Stooges – ‘Fun House’

A sour, vitriolic and pessimistic vision for the Seventies after the death of the hippie dream, The Stooges’ gritty, sleazy second album ‘Fun House’ is a proto-punk classic.

CLASSIC ’70s: The Beatles – ‘Let It Be’

A much-maligned epitaph for a trailblazing career, The Beatles’ final album ‘Let It Be’ turns fifty years old.

CULT ’70s: Syd Barrett – ‘The Madcap Laughs’ / ‘Barrett’

The two completed solo albums from Syd Barrett, both released in 1970, remain intriguing insights into one of English music’s most elusive figures.

CLASSIC ’70s: The Clash – ‘London Calling’

40 years after its release, ‘London Calling’ still stands as the album that signposted a departure from the restrictions and solipsism of first-wave punk.

CLASSIC ’70s: Pink Floyd – ‘The Wall’

Although ‘The Wall’ was an extraordinary accomplishment, Roger Waters’ masterpiece effectively signaled the end of Pink Floyd’s classic line-up.

CULT ’70s: Public Image Ltd. – ‘Metal Box’

Very little else rivals Public Image Ltd.’s 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ as a more complete expression of everything that post-punk could be.

CULT ’70s: Gang Of Four – ‘Entertainment!’

Razor-sharp, angry and intelligent, Gang Of Four’s 1979 debut album ‘Entertainment!’ was instrumental in laying down a template for post-punk that still endures today.

CLASSIC ’70s: Gary Numan – ‘The Pleasure Principle’

While synthesisers had been around for a while by 1979, Gary Numan’s chilly, immersive album ‘The Pleasure Principle’ represented a Year Zero for commercially successful electronic pop.

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