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Pretend to be cooler than other students

"mjclarke01"
 
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
"The secret to appearing cooling than your peers at Uni is to have a cooler CD collection. So get this before you go to Uni, as the genuinely cool people will already own it."
The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico
"Okay, you need to be able to tell everyone which bands influenced the current 'indie' flavour of the month. This is a great start as you can claim this lot influenced anybody, same with the Clash."
London Calling
London Calling
"Golden rule: never buy 'Greatest Hits' albums. This suggests you are a casual fan, also you can't say 'Y'know, the trackorder is as much a part of the creative process as writing a song, man.' Groan!"
Psycho Candy
Psycho Candy
"You can claim this lot as a influence to all 90s and current indie bands. Same for the next two bands."
Loveless
Loveless
"Another good rule: never buy anything that is 'remastered,' this suggests you have brought it recently and 'haven't been into them for years, unlike people who are just getting into them now!'"
Going Blank Again
Going Blank Again
"Okay, now we need to pad out your collection with some 'cornerstone classics.'"
Electric Ladyland
Electric Ladyland
"Any proper Hendrix album will do, they are all cool. Tip: always buy CD's on your own, that way you can pretend you've had it for ages (don't forget to take the price sticker off!)."
Dark Side of the Moon
Dark Side of the Moon
"Get respect from Stoners. Tip: if you haven't heard of a group, don't admit it. A good line is 'yeah, i've not heard a lot of there stuff, but it sounded quite cool!', then go and buy it!"
Highway 61 Revisited
Highway 61 Revisited
"Any 'old' Dylan album will do. I just picked the one with the coolest title! Okay, I think that will do for now, back to general CDs you need"
Unknown Pleasures
Unknown Pleasures
"If anyone says they like New Order, then you can say you prefer Joy Divison = Cool points!"
The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead
"Need some Smiths, a student mainstay especially if you plan to wear 'ironic' thick-rimmed glasses."
Marquee Moon
Marquee Moon
"This and the next two give you that 'punk-rock' authority to dismiss modern 'punk' bands like Blink182 and um... Busted?"
Horses
Horses
"Okay, i should point out i haven't got anything against students. I just find the ones who try hard to be cool and different (but at the same time like their mates) funny."
It's Alive (Reissue)
It's Alive (Reissue)
"I mean, come on, dressing like some sort of Jarvis Cocker lookalike. That is really 'alternative.' People did when i went to uni 10 years ago and kids still do it today."
Bryter Layter
Bryter Layter
"Good album, try to get a copy with the purple cover. They either end up as accountants or those creepy older people who hang around student bars/clubs! Shudder."
Doolittle
Doolittle
"Okay i am just filling in some gaps now. You could include some early Bowie, i won't cus i think he is a git and is rich enough."
Trout Mask Replica
Trout Mask Replica
"Likewise, i have not included the Doors, as i think they are very over-rated. So, bite me!"
Britney
Britney
"You record collection should be so cool now, that Britney's work will provide an ironic coolness to your collection. Okay, i am lying (or am I?)."
Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water [Special UK Edition with Bonus CD]
Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water [Special UK Edition with Bonus CD]
"Okay, now i am definitely taking the pee..."