The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Ed Biggs

REVIEW: Beck – ‘Hyperspace’ (Fonograf / Capitol)

While it reaps more rewards in its pursuit of being at the cutting-edge, neither Beck nor collaborator Pharrell Williams truly stretch themselves on ‘Hyperspace’.

CULT ’70s: Public Image Ltd. – ‘Metal Box’

Very little else rivals Public Image Ltd.’s 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ as a more complete expression of everything that post-punk could be.

REVIEW: DJ Shadow – ‘Our Pathetic Age’ (Mass Appeal / Reconstruction)

Despite a clutch of spectacular highlights, DJ Shadow’s half-instrumental double album ‘Our Pathetic Age’ is way too long and over-ambitious.

PLAYLIST: November 2019

All the best new music released throughout November 2019!

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 16th-22nd November

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week, including The Mountain Goats, Fat White Family, Jay Som, Richard Dawson, Fontaines D.C. and The Chemical Brothers.

LIVE REVIEW: Metronomy @ O2 Academy Leeds, 11/11/2019

With an increasingly large arsenal of jaunty bangers, Joe Mount’s Metronomy have long been one of the country’s premier indie acts in the live arena.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 9th-15th November

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week, including Metronomy, Black Lips, Kate Tempest, Mega Bog, Lightning Bolt and Mystery Jets.

REVIEW: Underworld – ‘Drift Series 1 Sampler Edition’ (Smith Hyde Productions)

A 10-track overview of Underworld’s year-long ‘Drift’ multimedia project, this necessarily imperfect collection contains some of the band’s best work of the last 20 years.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 2nd-8th November

The best live music coming up this week in Leeds, including Honeyblood, Moon Duo, Loyle Carner, One True Pairing and Feet.

PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Merge

Marking the 30th anniversary of American independent label Merge with a playlist of their finest records.