Reviews

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

Album of the Week: U2, 'Songs of Experience'


U2, 'Songs of Experience'

Given how difficult it is to maintain freshness as an artist 37 continuous years into a career, 'Songs of Experience' teaches us this is a thing to be celebrated.

Album of the Week: Wolf Alice, 'Visions of a Life'


Wolf Alice, 'Visions of a Life'

Sophomore releases can be hard on bands, there's a reason that the cliche 'sophomore slump' exists. Wolf Alice faces the pressure with an aggressive ferocity showing off their sonic range and dig into darker topics on 'Visions of a Life'.

Album of the Week: Robert Plant, 'Carry Fire'


Robert Plant, 'Carry Fire'

Robert Plant's writing in 'Carry Fire' is spot on. He deals with romance in a non-cliched way, and the process of aging and sharing of wisdom while struggling to understand the geo-political mess that we're in right now.

Album of the Week: Bully, 'Losing'


Bully

Like a journal entry at the end of a long night out, the writing on Bully's 'Losing' carries a rare authenticity that leaves you feeling as if you lived a moment in Alicia Bognanno's life.

Album of the Week: Beck, 'Colors'


Beck, 'Colors'

If Beck's goal was a collection of danceable, accessible pop songs, it only really takes one listen of 'Colors' to hear that he succeeded. The songs are layered, complex, but have strong hooks and a polished production.