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

Album Review: Metric - Fantasies

Metric holds a soft spot in my heart next to beer and grilled cheese sandwiches -- all things that I never get sick of.

Album Review: Gomez - A New Tide

I found "A New Tide" to be a pleasant listen. Who's to say they should be writing songs according to industry expectations?

Album Review: The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love

"The Hazards of Love" is a strange concoction brewed from Colin Meloy's obsession with the British folk revival of the 1960s. It's as if the archetypes and themes of those folk songs were sucked up by an F5 twister (Meloy) and dropped into a foreign landscape: the rock opera.

Album Review: U2 - No Line on the Horizon

"No Line on the Horizon" may not be as immediately captivating as some of U2's other albums, but it is still a thoughtful and challenging addition their catalog.

Album Review: Morrissey - Years of Refusal

While it's doubtful that this far into his career Morrissey is going to win over oogles of new converts, if you've been there in the past, you're probably gonna like "Years of Refusal" -- one of Morrissey's best solo outings to date.

Album Review: A Red Hot Compilation - Dark Was The Night

Some recent all stars of the independent music scene have come together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was The Night", a double-disc album of covers and rare collaborations whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research.

Album Review: War Child - Heroes

"Heroes" is the newest compilation from War Child International, an organization dedicated to working to help children affected by war.