The Student Playlist

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CLASSIC ’80s: New Order – ‘Technique’

New Order’s 1989 LP ‘Technique’ was the final instalment in a dazzling run of exceptional singles and albums in the Eighties.

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.

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.

CLASSIC ’80s: The Smiths – ‘The Smiths’

One of the most significant building blocks in what we now know as ‘indie’, The Smiths’ 1984 debut album was the start of a short but dazzling career.

CLASSIC ’80s: Beastie Boys – ‘Licensed To Ill’

The runaway success of Beastie Boys’ 1986 debut album Licensed To Ill marked the point at which rap and hip-hop truly went overground, becoming a mainstream phenomenon for the very first time. Along with Run D.M.C.’s similarly classic Raising Hell just a few months previously, it represented a watershed moment for the genre, finding a home on MTV when previously it was confined to the underground and those in the

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