Reviews

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

Album Review: Wolf Parade - Expo 86


Wolf Parade - Expo 86

The eleven tracks on Wolf Parade's third full-length release, "Expo 86," are noisy monuments of classic rock and disco ensconced in starkly modern arrangements.

Album Review: The Roots - How I Got Over


The Roots - How I Got Over

Philadelphia's The Roots have been paving the way for a new breed of mainstream conscious rap since the early '90s. Their brand of both unpredictable live jam sessions and thought-provoking lyricism helped introduce hip-hop to folks who otherwise hadn't taken much interest in the genre.

Album Review: DEVO - Something for Everybody


Something for Everybody

After 20 years Devo still surprise with an album that not only entertains but shows some promise that they can reinvent themselves and blend in with modern pop culture.

Album Review: Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid


Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid

The most ambitious and challenging album of the summer might end up being the sophomore release from the little known pop sensation Janelle Monae. She's far from being a household name but has spent the past seven years building the support of artists like Big Boi, Saul Williams and Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Album Review: LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening


LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening

With an insanely high rating of 9.2 from Pitchfork.com, a main stage slot at Coachella, followed by a world tour with sold out shows, it would appear that 2010 is primed to be the best year yet for James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem. Yes, This IS Happening.

Album Review: The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards


The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards

"Sea of Cowards" is the new album from The Dead Weather. Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack "Little Jack" Lawrence (The Raconteurs) are back with the blues-rock-driven follow-up to their debut, "Horehound."

Album Review: The National - High Violet


The National - High Violet

"High Violet" has certainly been the most well received album of the band's career, thus far. You've heard the term "heartbreakingly beautiful" before, but there is no better way to sum up this record.