Reviews

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

Album Review: Volcano Choir, 'Repave'

Listen to Volcano Choir's sophomore release, Repave, and you'll find yourself enveloped in a swarm of lush, structured soundscapes, strings, percussion, vocal harmonies and mystery.

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Album Review: Nine Inch Nails, 'Hesitation Marks'

The new NIN album feels like a familiar friend. There are synthetic sounds that only Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross know how to make; this album is chock-full of those moments, as well as the sounds that give Hesitation Marks a career retrospective vibe.

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Album Review: Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg is a breath of fresh air in this world full of manufactured pop music and television singing competitions, and he's often armed only with little more than a guitar and a song.

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Album Review: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Can Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros break free from the shadow of the behemoth success of their single "Home"? In their latest self-titled album, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros may have found something a little bit better: an album that can take the live essence of the band and feature it in a way that feels entirely sincere, experimental, and fun.

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