Reviews

Music and album reviews from the staff of 89.3 The Current.

Album of the Week: Bad Bad Hats, 'Walkman'


Indie-pop trio Bad Bad Hats have released their third full-length record, 'Walkman,' which showcases their consistency for writing pleasant, lighthearted music at a masterful frequency of sound.

Album of the Week: Brandi Carlile, 'In These Silent Days'


Fresh off of being named Artist of the Year at the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville, and the release of her memoir which topped the New York Times Best Sellers list, Brandi Carlile is back with her seventh album.

Album of the Week: Various Artists, 'I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground and Nico'


The Velvet Underground's debut album came out nearly 55 years ago, but endures as a dangerous, beautiful, provocative, and revelatory deconstruction of rock music. So, let's just get this out of the way: 'I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico' is not a modern upgrade. What it absolutely is: a song-by-song funhouse mirror featuring some of the Velvets' most-talented fans.

Album of the Week: Adia Victoria, 'A Southern Gothic'


Nashville's Adia Victoria has returned with her third full length album, 'A Southern Gothic', and Jill Riley caught up with the singer-songwriter about her recent performance at the Water Is Life festival, putting together the record with producer T Bone Burnett, and the changes she's seen in the Nashville music scene over the years.

Album of the Week: Low, 'Hey What'


Low's 13th studio album captures days like these with plenty of jarring turns and awkward pauses, but also outpourings of humanity cutting through.

Album of the Week: CHVRCHES, 'Screen Violence'


Screen Violence exhibits all the traits of the classic CHVRCHES sound: strong vocals, strong sentiments, strong hooks. It's a house full of bangers in a time when we desperately need bangers, and CHVRCHES are happy to deliver.

Album of the Week: Lorde, 'Solar Power'


Lorde has let the world grow up alongside her since her teens, and in this chapter, she seeks to grow beyond the heartbreak and turmoil of her adolescence and share her journey to connect to the world far beyond her place in it.

Album of the Week: Jungle, 'Loving In Stereo'


Now on their third album, Jungle sounds confident and joyful. The bombastic freedom of finding happiness in darkness and pushing through adversity pulses through 'Loving in Stereo'.