The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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CULT ’80s: Pixies – ‘Surfer Rosa’

With its singularly weird and shockingly new vision for underground music at the end of the ’80s, Pixies’ debut album ‘Surfer Rosa’ is a unique kind of classic album.

REVIEW: The Breeders – ‘All Nerve’ (4AD)

On ‘All Nerve’, The Breeders have shown themselves to still have a keen eye for groovy riffs and delightfully playful lyricism – there’s just not enough of it on show at times.

CULT ’90s: Pixies – ‘Bossanova’

by Ed Biggs Bossanova enjoys an unfairly deserved reputation in Pixies’ back catalogue as the point where it started to go wrong for them. Surfer Rosa and Doolittle were hugely well received by the American and European indie underground, and did so much to help form the musical template that would become known as ‘alternative rock’ in the ‘90s by influencing, among others, Nirvana. But one tends to hear much less

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