The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CULT ’70s: The Stooges – ‘Fun House’

A sour, vitriolic and pessimistic vision for the Seventies after the death of the hippie dream, The Stooges’ gritty, sleazy second album ‘Fun House’ is a proto-punk classic.

REVIEW: Nadine Shah – ‘Kitchen Sink’ (Infectious / BMG)

Addressing important issues on gender expectations with style and wit, ‘Kitchen Sink’ is Nadine Shah’s finest album to date.

REVIEW: Bob Dylan – ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ (Columbia)

Stripped down and delivered with a hushed ambiance, ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ is possibly Bob Dylan’s most straightforward album ever.

CULT ’00s: Modest Mouse – ‘The Moon & Antarctica’

A great leap forwards in Isaac Brock’s artistry, Modest Mouse’s ‘The Moon & Antarctica’ was a successful transition from the indies to the majors.

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.

REVIEW: The Magnetic Fields – ‘Quickies’ (Nonesuch)

Restricting himself to very short songs, Stephin Merritt’s latest Magnetic Fields album ‘Quickies’ is another stylish triumph.

PLAYLIST: May 2020

All the best new music released throughout May 2020.

CULT ’90s: Scott Walker – ‘Tilt’

One of the most challenging and avant-garde albums from a major artist of all time, Scott Walker’s malevolent ‘Tilt’ turns 25 years old.