The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 1970s

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.

CLASSIC ’70s: Elvis Costello & The Attractions – ‘This Year’s Model’

‘This Year’s Model’ is the sound of Elvis Costello perfecting his art at a precociously young age, with a backing band that acts as an efficient vector for his caustic humour and barbed cynicism.

CULT ’70s: Suicide – ‘Suicide’

Key progenitors of no-wave and synth-punk, New York duo Suicide made their confrontational and divisive appearance on the city’s underground scene 40 years ago.

CULT ’70s: Wire – ‘Pink Flag’

Seething with a creativity and artfulness that set it miles apart from British punk in 1977, Wire’s debut album ‘Pink Flag’ remains a totem for indie culture.

CULT ’70s: Kraftwerk – ‘Autobahn’

Kraftwerk are famous for many other incredible records, but arguably they never made a more influential record than 1974’s ‘Autobahn’.

CLASSIC ’70s: Meat Loaf – ‘Bat Out Of Hell’

Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut album ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ utterly defines a very specific and theatrical type of rock ‘n’ roll record.

CLASSIC ’70s: David Bowie – ‘”Heroes”‘

The second of the so-called ‘Berlin trilogy’, “Heroes” is one of the most complete works of Bowie’s illustrious and varied career.