Reviews

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

Album Review: First Aid Kit, 'Stay Gold'

Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit augment their magical sibling harmonies with a fuller sound and richer arrangements -- which may not have been possible without their connection to Omaha's Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis.

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Album Review: Ray LaMontagne, 'Supernova'

With a voice like Ray LaMontagne's, it would be easy for him to keep making the same album over and over. But this album might be the freshest and most adventurous of LaMontagne's career.

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Album Review: Courtney Barnett, 'A Sea of Split Peas'

wry sense of humor runs through all 12 tracks on Barnett's recently reissued album, which is actually a compilation of her first two EPs slapped together to satiate her growing fanbase. Witty and evocative, Barnett sings over lo-fi, psych-influenced washes of guitar. But there is also something deceptively poppy about her music.

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