Reviews

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

Album Review: John Legend and The Roots - Wake Up


John Legend and The Roots - Wake Up

What The Roots and John Legend have created on "Wake Up" is an inspired and compelling album that meshes their talents seamlessly, and raises their respective games to new heights.

Album Review: The Walkmen - Lisbon


The Walkmen - Lisbon

These guys are masters of texture and atmosphere, and furthermore, atmosphere in the service of beautifully dejected, I'm-the-last-guy-at-this-bar kind of heartache.

Album Review: Robert Plant - Band Of Joy


Robert Plant - Band Of Joy

Next to Elvis, Lennon, McCartney, Bowie, Morrison, Dylan and Hendrix, Robert Plant is one of the most recognizable voices in the history of rock'n'roll. Robert Plant could easily refrain from ever releasing another track to the public and avoid the scrutiny of die-hard Zeppelin fans who want nothing more than a re-hashed version of "The Battle of Evermore." Instead, Plant continues to take risks and release new music that piques the interest of fans across genres.

Album Review: Weezer - Hurley


Weezer - Hurley

Thank you Mr. Cuomo (and the rest of Weezer) for continuing to give me something to tap my foot to, and for not taking life too seriously.

Album Review: Interpol - Interpol


Interpol - Interpol

With over 13 years of post-punk revivalism under their belt, New York natives Interpol have released their self-titled fourth album.

Album Review: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs


Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Is it just me, or does the release of Arcade Fire's third full length album "The Suburbs" feel like the biggest moment in indie rock since Radiohead dropped "OK Computer" on us back in 1997?

The tale of a visit to Paisley Park...


Prince - 20TEN

"Isn't the sky beautiful tonight?" asked Prince as he welcomed me warmly into his Paisley Park studio complex in Chanhassen on a warm May evening.

Album Review: Dark Night of the Soul


Dark Night of the Soul

"Dark Night of the Soul," the title of first and presumably last collaboration between David Lynch, Sparklehorse primary Mark Linkous and Danger Mouse, really says it all.

Album Review: M.I.A. - /\/\ /\ Y /\


MIA - Maya

The messages that stick with me are that she wants her story to be told, she was born free, she's not going to be something that she isn't and it is possible to make a killing without forgetting the feeling.