The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Ed Biggs

CULT ’90s: Dr. Octagon – ‘Dr. Octagonecologyst’

Fabulously inventive in its wordplay and sonic world-building, Kool Keith and Dan The Automator’s ‘Dr. Octagonecologyst’ pushed hip-hop to weird places.

REVIEW: Flying Lotus – ‘Yasuke’ (Warp Records)

A seamless, dynamic blend of digital beats and electro-acoustic instrumentation, Steven Ellison’s soundtrack to Netflix anime ‘Yasuke’ is near flawless.

CLASSIC ’70s: The Rolling Stones – ‘Sticky Fingers’

Following a turbulent end to the Sixties, The Rolling Stones began the era that has subsequently defined their career with Southern rock-inventing masterwork ‘Sticky Fingers’.

PLAYLIST: April 2021

All the best new music released throughout April 2021 – including St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, CHAI, Lucy Dacus and Erika De Casier.

CULT ’70s: The Flamin’ Groovies – ‘Teenage Head’

Out of step with its time, The Flamin’ Groovies’ 1971 album ‘Teenage Head’ ended their first, less famous iteration with obscurity, but has become an alt-rock classic.

REVIEW: The Antlers – ‘Green To Gold’ (Transgressive)

After a prolonged battle with debilitating aural conditions, Peter Silberman revives The Antlers for the guardedly optimistic ‘Green To Gold’.

REVIEW: Arab Strap – ‘As Days Get Dark’ (Rock Action)

Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton are no longer men out of time in 2021 – ‘As Days Get Dark’ is a perfect soundtrack for gloomy times.

PLAYLIST: March 2021

All the best new music released throughout March 2021 – including Japanese Breakfast, Hiss Golden Messenger and St. Vincent.

CLASSIC ’00s: Daft Punk – ‘Discovery’

One of the most perfectly realised and presented albums of all time, Daft Punk’s 2001 album ‘Discovery’ is the cornerstone of their massive popularity and enduring legacy.