The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Classic Albums

CULT ’70s: Siouxsie & The Banshees – ‘The Scream’

A key marker in the evolution of the British post-punk and goth scenes, Siouxsie & The Banshees’ 1978 debut album ‘The Scream’ is brilliantly and darkly compelling.

CLASSIC ’70s: The Jam – ‘All Mod Cons’

The point at which Paul Weller’s muse kicked in to life, ‘All Mod Cons’ was the start of The Jam’s imperial phase, full of incisive social observations and razor-sharp punk.

CLASSIC ’90s: Fatboy Slim – ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’

Bridging the gap between booze and ecstasy culture at the end of the Nineties, ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’ remains the quintessential Fatboy Slim artefact and Norman Cook’s finest hour.

CULT ’80s: Sonic Youth – ‘Daydream Nation’

An album integral to the very DNA of independent culture and music as we understand it today, Sonic Youth’s ‘Daydream Nation’ is still so visceral and forceful 30 years later.

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.