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

Album of the Week: Maggie Rogers, 'Heard It in a Past Life'

Maggie Rogers, 'Heard It in a Past Life'

From her early successes like "Alaska" and "On + Off", Rogers continues to showcase herself as an exciting new talent. These songs hold up really well here in the wintertime, and they're still gonna sound great when the weather warms up.

Album of the Week: Alice Merton, 'Mint'

Alice Merton, 'Mint'

'Mint' is an album of great songs and songwriting without trying to be anything more than what you already expect. Alice Merton is the indie pop trendsetter of 2019 and sets the tone for those to follow.

Album of the Week: JD McPherson, 'Socks'

JD McPherson, 'Socks'

You can tell JD McPherson is fan of Christmas. Socks swings like crazy! This is the album to put on when you are baking cookies in the kitchen, putting up the tree with a spiked eggnog in hand or the ultimate album to kick that Christmas party up a notch.

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.