The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CLASSIC ’00s: Outkast – ‘Stankonia’

A smorgasbord of hip-hop, psychedelia, soul and funk, Outkast’s fourth album ‘Stankonia’ presaged the genre-blind approach to music today.

CULT ’00s: Radiohead – ‘Kid A’

Innovative in promotional terms as well as purely musical ones, it’s hard to remember a major label album as shocking and revolutionary as Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’.

CULT ’00s: Grandaddy – ‘The Sophtware Slump’

A jaded, cynical yet ultimately touching analysis of Western civilisation’s obsession with technology at the dawn of the millennium, Grandaddy’s ‘The Sophtware Slump’ feels even more relevant 20 years on.

CULT ’00s: Broadcast – ‘The Noise Made By People’

A charming, retro-futurist vision for pop that was wildly out of step with the mainstream in 2000, Broadcast’s debut album ‘The Noise Made By People’ is a lost treasure.

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.

CULT ’90s: Aphex Twin – ‘Windowlicker’ EP

Aphex Twin’s 1999 EP ‘Windowlicker’, combined with its memorable video, was so far ahead of its time that it still sounds cutting-edge today.

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