Reviews

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

Album of the Week: The Highwomen, 'The Highwomen'


The Highwomen self-titled release

While their name is an homage to the classic country collaboration - The Highwomen flip country cliches upside down on their self-titled debut that has taken the music press by storm.

Album of the Week: Lana Del Rey, 'Norman F--ing Rockwell!'


Cover art for Lana Del Rey's 'Norman F---ing Rockwell!'

It's the highly-anticipated sixth studio album from the postmodern chanteuse, and although the folk-flavored arrangements don't break Del Rey's well-established melancholy mold, it's an inviting and often witty effort: on the album cover, she's extending a hand to welcome you on board.

Album of the Week: Bon Iver, 'i,i'


Bon Iver, 'i,i'

Bon Iver has embraced the idea of passing the mic, and using his gigantic platform to lift up the voices of the marginalized on 'i,i'.

Album of the Week: Thom Yorke, 'ANIMA'


Heavily laced with electronics and still steeped in a process that mystifies the most dedicated fans, Thom Yorke and longtime collaborator and producer, Nigel Godrich, deliver an album that is arguably Yorke's best solo work to date.

Album of the Week: Chance the Rapper, 'The Big Day'


Chance the Rapper, 'The Big Day'

The album is 22 songs of Chance's genius at work along with an impressive list of credits spanning from Nicki Minaj to Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Coco Rosie to Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie.