The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 1990s

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 ’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 ’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.

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.

CULT ’90s: Neutral Milk Hotel – ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’

One of the most divisive yet enduring albums of the Nineties, ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’ by Neutral Milk Hotel turns 20 years old.

CLASSIC ’90s: Dr. Dre – ‘The Chronic’

Unquestionably one of the most successful and influential albums in hip-hop history, Dr. Dre’s solo debut album ‘The Chronic’ is a product of its time but its sonics have aged unbelievably well.

CULT ’90s: Rage Against The Machine – ‘Rage Against The Machine’

Full of scintillating riffs and razor-sharp political and social commentary, few albums from 1992 are as relevant today as ‘Rage Against The Machine’.

CULT ’90s: Suede – ‘Dog Man Star’

Suede’s gothic, flawed masterpiece was ostentatiously out of step with the Britpop-dominated Nineties, but has aged much better than most albums of its era.

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