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

Album Review: Adele - 21

Adele - 21

Boys -- and particularly the heartbreak they've caused -- are the centerpiece of the new sophomore album from Adele, the 22-year-old British singer-songwriter and 2009 Best New Artist winner at the Grammys.

Album Review: The Decemberists - The King is Dead

The Decemberists - The King is Dead

The King Is Dead will touch most people in the same ways: as a breezy, enjoyable album that cuts down on the details and focuses on the pleasurable aspects of music and life. This is a solid way to ring in 2011.

Album Review: Tapes n' Tapes - Outside

Tapes n' Tapes - Outside

Upon the expiration of their agreement with XL Records, Tapes 'N Tapes were free to self-release Outside, their third full-length record, on their own independent label, Ibid Records.

Album Review: Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 2

Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 2

The second volume of The Minnesota Beatles project features some of our favorite new and heritage acts of the local scene performing originally arranged compositions of their favorite Beatles songs.

Album Review: Matt & Kim - Sidewalks

Matt & Kim - Sidewalks

When you start listening to "Sidewalks," the third full album from Brooklyn duo Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino, it feels like you're listening to a much larger band.

Album Review: Belle and Sebastian Write About Love

Belle and Sebastian Write About Love

The centerpiece of Belle & Sebastian Write About Love is its title track. "Write About Love" is a marvel, a flawlessly constructed song that stands with the very best the band has ever done.

Album Review: Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

If during the holiday season one of your relatives, trying to meaningfully connect with you, quickly says,"So what does this 'indie rock' that you like so much sound like?" -- just hand them Deerhunter's "Halcyon Digest."