Reviews

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

Album of the Week: Rex Orange County, 'Pony'


Rex Orange County, 'Pony'

As Rex Orange County embarks on a new tour to support his album, 'Pony,' the English songwriter faces the scrutiny of any emerging artist making a major label debut.

Album of the Week: Tegan and Sara, 'Hey, I'm Just Like You'


Tegan and Sara's 'Hey, I'm Just Like You.'

'Hey, I'm Just Like You' is a companion album to Tegan and Sara's new aptly-titled memoir 'High School.' Revisiting songs they wrote as teenagers, the duo lift their voices and elevate the experiences of adolescents who might be feeling a lot of the same emotions.

Album of the Week: The Highwomen, 'The Highwomen'


The Highwomen self-titled release

While their name is an homage to the classic country collaboration - The Highwomen flip country cliches upside down on their self-titled debut that has taken the music press by storm.

Album of the Week: Lana Del Rey, 'Norman F--ing Rockwell!'


Cover art for Lana Del Rey's 'Norman F---ing Rockwell!'

It's the highly-anticipated sixth studio album from the postmodern chanteuse, and although the folk-flavored arrangements don't break Del Rey's well-established melancholy mold, it's an inviting and often witty effort: on the album cover, she's extending a hand to welcome you on board.