The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 1990s

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.

CULT ’90s: Sparklehorse – ‘Good Morning Spider’

No Sparklehorse album quite captures the essence and power of Mark Linkous than ‘Good Morning Spider’, released in July 1998.

CLASSIC ’90s: Björk – ‘Debut’

25 years later, Björk’s breakout album ‘Debut’ still sounds stunningly modern and forward-thinking.

CULT ’90s: Liz Phair – ‘Exile In Guyville’

‘Exile In Guyville’, Liz Phair’s witty, detailed, and emotional vision of male-dominated society, makes living in one much easier.

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.

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