Reviews

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

Album of the Week: U.S. Girls, 'Heavy Light'


U.S. Girls, 'Heavy Light'

Born in the Midwest and now based in Toronto, Canada, Meg Remy founded U.S. Girls and released her debut back in 2008. Since then, she has taken a rotating cast of musicians from making DIY recordings to creating lush studio albums ranging from experimental pop to new wave.

Album of the Week: Tame Impala, 'Slow Rush'


Tame Impala, 'The Slow Rush'

It's easy to push play on the album and get lost in the sonic environment, all you need is a pair of headphones to appreciate the creative mind of Kevin Parker.

Album of the Week: Drive-By Truckers, 'The Unraveling'


Drive-By Truckers, 'The Unraveling'

Three and a half years since their last album, Drive-By Truckers have returned from their longest break yet. The band that recorded the anthem "Hell No I Ain't Happy," still isn't. On their latest record, the band has become a vital mouthpiece in this complicated world.

Album of the Week: Polica, 'When We Stay Alive'


Polica, 'When We Stay Alive'

When We Stay Alive is an album about navigating a period of pain and loss, and about changing our relationship to our trauma. Channy writes beautifully about these topics, taking the listener along for the ride as she finds herself again and reconnects with her band.

Album of the Week: Seratones, 'POWER'


Seratones

Yes, POWER does refer to global themes and dynamics but it is also much more personally revealing than the debut and that intimacy lends strength to the songs. "I've learned that as artists, we will be rewarded for our vulnerability," AJ Haynes explained, and one of the most powerful phrases anyone has uttered in our studio.