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

Album Review: Tegan and Sara - Sainthood

Tegan and Sara - Sainthood

With each new record, single, or collaboration in pop culture, I find myself hoping Teegan and Sara gain wider acceptance and success. With their new album, "Sainthood," have they taken a step in that direction?

Album Review: The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

Flaming Lips - Embryonic

When I expected them to sell out, they made "Embryonic," possibly the most challenging work they've delivered their current fan base at any given time in the band's career. I should have known better. With the Lips, it's best to expect nothing beyond something unexpected.

Album Review: Girls - Album

Girls - Album

On their debut album "Album," San Francisco band Girls deliver a messy, spectacular collision of singer-songwriter sensibilities and noisy, bratty indie rock.

Album Review: Brother Ali - Us

Brother Ali - Us

Success hasn't diluted Brother Ali's message but on his new release, "Us", he stops short of drawing a line in the sand.