The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Classic Albums

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 ’60s: The Rolling Stones – ‘Let It Bleed’

The Rolling Stones’ 1969 masterpiece ‘Let It Bleed’ provided an entirely apt metaphor for the end of the Sixties.

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 ’60s: King Crimson – ‘In The Court Of The Crimson King’

One of the first and finest prog rock albums, King Crimson’s 1969 debut ‘In The Court Of The Crimson King’ still has the power to unsettle and electrify.

CULT ’80s: The Replacements – ‘Let It Be’

After two albums of breakneck post-punk, 1984’s ‘Let It Be’ was the moment that The Replacements finally came of age.

CLASSIC ’60s: The Beatles – ‘Abbey Road’

An album of fantastic technical ability and tremendous emotional poignancy, The Beatles’ final album ‘Abbey Road’ is an enduring masterpiece.