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

Album of the Week: Dessa, 'Chime'

Dessa, 'Chime'

'Chime' is a huge leap forward for Dessa. It's her most musically adventurous collection to date, combining the experimental pop approach of her solo work with the more aggressive, hard-edged delivery of her verses with the rap collective Doomtree to create a playing field where both string sections and trap beats can roam freely.

Album of the Week: Ty Segall, 'Freedom's Goblin'

Ty Segall, 'Freedom's Goblin'

Mac Wilson describes Ty Segall's latest as 'a kaleidoscopic journey through the mind of one of contemporary music's most prolific creators.' Read Mac's full review and listen to tracks from 'Freedom's Goblin,' our Album of the Week.

Album of the Week: Brandi Carlile, 'By The Way, I Forgive You'

Brandi Carlile, 'By The Way, I Forgive You'

Brandi Carlile's new album 'By the Way, I Forgive You' is an emotionally powerful dive into her worldview, impacted by events of 2016, but also about becoming a parent, watching your parents get older, and dealing with love and loss and self-reflection.

Album of the Week: Anderson East, 'Encore'

Anderson East, 'Encore'

Anderson East didn't reinvent the wheel with his latest efforts on 'Encore', he just made a really good album. "This guy is the real deal," lauds Bill DeVille of the Nashvillian.

Album of the Week: First Aid Kit, 'Ruins'

First Aid Kit, 'Ruins'

All 10 songs on "Ruins" stay true to the formula that Johanna and Klara first charmed listeners with - lush vocal harmonies and infectious melodies. With some added instrumentation from Peter Buck and Wilco's Glen Kotche, the album is some their finest work yet.

Album of the Week: tUnE-yArDs, 'I can feel you creep into my private life'

tUnE-yArDs, 'I can feel you creep into my private life'

If Merrill Garbus is a painter she's a surrealist like Dali, with sounds dripping, warping and in places that shouldn't fit, but somehow tell a more interesting story because of the strange juxtaposition. And if she's a baker, she's making croissants; a painstaking process of bending, folding, and layering - over and over.