The Student Playlist

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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.

CLASSIC ’80s: N.W.A – ‘Straight Outta Compton’

‘Straight Outta Compton’, the incendiary 1988 debut album by N.W.A, has defined 30 years of hip-hop in a way that no other album or artist has.

CULT ’80s: Dinosaur Jr. – ‘You’re Living All Over Me’

Making a revolutionary impact on the American underground scene in the late 1980s, Dinosaur Jr.’s second album ‘You’re Living All Over Me’ is an indie landmark.

CULT ’80s: The Smiths – ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’

The Smiths’ fourth and final album ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ is the sound of Morrissey and Marr trying very hard not to repeat themselves, and succeeding handsomely.

CLASSIC ’80s: Prince – ‘Sign O’ The Times’

Prince’s 1987 masterpiece ‘Sign O’ The Times’ was arguably the last of its kind – the four-sided vinyl blowout.

CLASSIC ’80s: U2 – ‘The Joshua Tree’

The album that catapulted them from household names to global superstars, U2’s career-defining album ‘The Joshua Tree’ turns 30 years old.

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