Reviews

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

Album of the Week: Charles Bradley, 'Black Velvet'


Charles Bradley, 'Black Velvet'

Even though he's gone, this final album, 'Black Velvet' was released to commemorate would have been Bradley's 70th birthday. It's a collection spanning his career - new songs, rarities, and covers - and the collection is meant to celebrate the life and musical legacy of Charles Bradley.

Album of the Week: Elle King, 'Shake the Spirit'


Elle King, 'Shake the Spirit'

Elle King returns with an album bristling with self-doubt, depression, and more than a little self-medication. If the proceedings sound a little too dark and dreary, not to worry. This is after all an Elle King record, so there's also plenty of snarling loud guitar fun.

Album of the Week: Muse, 'Simulation Theory'


Muse, 'Simulation Theory'

Muse is a band of a bygone era. They go into the best studios on the planet and create highly saturated and sophisticated records using the studio itself as an instrument.

Album of the Week: Tash Sultana, 'Flow State'


Tash Sultana

From busking on the streets Melbourne to going viral with a live bedroom recording of the song "Jungle," Tash Sultana has become one of Australia's biggest breakout success stories of the past year.

Album of the Week: Cat Power - Wanderer


Cat Power Wanderer

Cat Power are back at the best possible time: during an fall full of melancholy feelings, Chan Marshall returns with her suitably melancholy new album, 'Wanderer.'