Reviews

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

Album of the Week: Wolf Alice, 'Blue Weekend'


British alt-rockers Wolf Alice have released their third studio record, 'Blue Weekend'. Ellie and Joff recently caught up with The Current's Jill Riley about recording the album without tight timelines, playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, and more.

Album of the Week: Kiwi Jr., 'Cooler Returns'


Toronto four-piece Kiwi Jr. have returned with their timely sophomore record, 'Cooler Returns'. Mary Lucia caught up with members of the band to talk about the energetic new release, our Album of the Week.

Album of the Week: St. Vincent, 'Daddy's Home'


Annie Clark said that she had taken angularity as far as she could in her music, and decided to go in a completely different direction for the new album. "So much of this new record is really just things that move in and out like water and flow, and really being way more about that kind of energy than about things that are right angles and clear lines."

Album of the Week: Dinosaur Jr., 'Sweep It Into Space'


The latest record from Dinosaur Jr. is a deft example of the band at their best. J Mascis warbles his way thru lyrics that relate as much to dad rock as college rock and high school emo, Lou Barlow's clear declarations, softer melodies revving up to face-melting solos, and Murph holding down the beats.

Album of the Week: Middle Kids, 'Today We're the Greatest'


Australia's Middle Kids released their second record in March, 'Today We're the Greatest,' and it's our Album of the week. Frontwoman Hannah Joy talked to Maddie about the themes of reflection and space on the record, writing on the road in America, and recording in a studio for the first time.