University soundtracks

just had Odessa by Caribou pop up on my big ol’ Spotify playlist and remembered how you’d hear it at every fucking party or house when I was a student.

that and don’t stop believing by Journey and I love college by Asher Roth.


My university days were soundtracked with novelty songs on Youtube. Smell Yo Dick by Riskay and Stop the War by Speak the Rapper especially.

All I Want For Christmas Is The Dukla Prague Away Kit - Half Man Half Biscuit
Billy Graham’s Going To Heaven - The Larks
Who Needs Love Like That - Erasure

  • Massive Attack
  • DJ Shadow
  • Jurrasic 5
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Sneakerpimps
  • Sublime

I doubt these have changed much (thinly veiled excuse to use bullet points)

graduated in 1994

graduated in 2003

graduated in 2006

Spot on.

This has now become a much better thread.


2008! Not too far off.

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stupid me, youtube wasn’t really around before 2006 was it.

Founded 2005, bought by Google 2006. Not sure when it really got big, but right around my uni days for sure.

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I wish

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If we’re talking Freshers’ Week:

  • Prodigy: The Fat Of The Land
  • Bentley Rhythm Ace
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Chumbawamba: Tubthumping
  • Reef: Place Your Hands

Any of the above will take me straight back to the sticky carpets of our uni hall bar disco

graduated in 2001

I remember ‘Empire State Of Mind’ and ‘I Gotta Feeling’ being played heavily one year when I was running the college bar. What utter shite.

No other clear memories as I was deep into a phase of avoiding pop music and just listening to indie stuff

graduated in 2011

2000! Not far off.

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Yo La Tengo
The Delgados
American Music Club
Cup of Tea Records compilations
Orange Juice
Arial M / Papa M
Palace Brothers
Bis :-/
The Pastels
Royal Trux

2012! (Should have graduated in 2009 but I fucked up a lot.)

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We had a studio-based course, so there was always music on. Broadly in order:

Roni Size - Reprazent
Radiohead - OK Computer
DJ Shadow - Entroducing
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Jurassic 5
Mercury Rev - Goddess On A Hiway
The Strokes - It This It
Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Tatu - All The Things She Said
mclusky - To Hell With Good Intentions