Reviews

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

Album Review: Billie Joe and Norah, 'Foreverly'

The unlikely pairing of Green Day's front man Billie Joe Armstrong and singer songwriter Norah Jones resulted in a tribute to the timeless voices of the duo who shaped the sound of country and rock 'n' roll.

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Album Review: Cage The Elephant, 'Melophobia'

The third album from the Kentucky-fried rockers Cage The Elephant is the sound of a band having fun, oblivious to anyone outside the room. The band's mix of punk, '60s garage rock and '80s alt rock creates a brew that sounds surprisingly unique.

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Album Review: Mason Jennings, 'Always Been'

For his 10th studio album, Mason Jennings enlisted the help of producer and guitarist Bo Ramsey to record a lush and nuanced roots record. The fuller sound is proof that Jennings' songwriting talents only continue to grow. Few would argue that this is his most mature-sounding record to date.

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Album Review: Poliça, 'Shulamith'

On their important sophomore release, Shulamith, Poliça double down on all that is good about their distinctive sound. Sometimes tribal, tinged with a meditative delicacy, they produce a universally attractive organic texture, explaining the positive reaction they've garnered all over the world.

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