The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Classic Albums

CULT ’90s: The Flaming Lips – ‘The Soft Bulletin’

An optimistic fin-de-siecle masterpiece offering hope for humanity, The Flaming Lips’ 1999 album ‘The Soft Bulletin’ turns 20.

CLASSIC ’90s: Weezer – ‘Weezer’ (‘The Blue Album’)

An album of endearing yet emotionally sharp power-pop that’s resonated with generations of outcasts, Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album’ turns 25.

CULT ’00s: The Horrors – ‘Primary Colours’

Released in 2009 to a stunned reaction from fans and critics alike, ‘Primary Colours’ transformed The Horrors from a hipster punchline to a highly respected outfit.

CLASSIC ’90s: Blur – ‘Parklife’

Representing one of the commercial apexes of Britpop in the mid-Nineties, ‘Parklife’ was the realisation of Damon Albarn’s vision for Blur’s music.

CLASSIC ’90s: Nas – ‘Illmatic’

Arguably the greatest hip-hop album of all time, Nas’ 1994 debut ‘Illmatic’ is a perfect distillation of the genre’s essence.

CULT ’90s: Pulp – ‘His N’ Hers’

Although they’d been around for years before it, ‘His N’ Hers’ was the point at which Pulp finally found their audience.

CULT ’80s: Pixies – ‘Doolittle’

One of the most influential indie records of all time, Pixies’ star-making second album ‘Doolittle’ was released in April 1989.

CULT ’60s: The Velvet Underground – ‘The Velvet Underground’

Released in March 1969 with Doug Yule in for John Cale, ‘The Velvet Underground’ proved that the band could turn their hands to anything and still sound cutting-edge.