Reviews

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

Album Review: 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


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


"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


"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.

Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations


"Congratulations" is a bold, disorienting, sometimes abrasive album of experimentation run rampant. With this album, MGMT is answering to no one, yet everyone.

Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations


When it came time to record their second album, MGMT decided not to "play the game": rather than churning out another batch of hit singles, they instead pursued their own unique brand of disjointed psychedelia.