The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 1990s

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.

CULT ’90s: Nirvana – ‘In Utero’

A violent flinch from the spotlight, Nirvana’s final album ‘In Utero’ was a rare example of a huge band challenging its listeners rather than appeasing them with more of the same.

CULT ’90s: Sugar – ‘Copper Blue’

Formed by ex-Hüsker Dü lead singer Bob Mould, Sugar’s debut album ‘Copper Blue’ was a melodious grunge-pop masterpiece that finally brought its creator the success he deserved.

CLASSIC ’90s: Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe’

Oasis’ iconic debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ shook up a complacent British music industry and helped bring the Britpop phenomenon to nationwide attention.

CULT ’90s: Primal Scream – ‘Vanishing Point’

While often overshadowed by ‘Screamadelica’ and ‘XTMNTR’, Primal Scream’s 1997 album ‘Vanishing Point’ was progressively fearsome and helped move the British guitar scene away from Britpop.

CULT ’90s: Roni Size/Reprazent – ‘New Forms’

A masterpiece that encapsulates the ethos and soul of drum & bass, Roni Size/Reprazent’s Mercury-winning ‘New Forms’ still stands up 20 years later.

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