Reviews

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

Album Review: Various Artists, 'Sweetheart 2014'

This new compilation of covers by various artists has, like all love stories, a few bumpy rides along the way, but hopefully by the end, your heart has been won over and you'll have a positive outlook for Valentine's Day.

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Album Review: Jeremy Messersmith, 'Heart Murmurs'

Jeremy Messersmith's new album expands on the sound of his previous work, with more propulsion in the drums, more deft deployment of strings, more muscle in the guitars and more great songs from Minnesota's current (and Current) favorite son.

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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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