Reviews

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

Album of the Week: Bjork, 'Utopia'


Bjork, 'Utopia'

Bjork is one of the most divisive artists that we play. Sometimes, as detractors will point out, her vocal stylings can be shrill, piercing, hard to take and even harder to comprehend. Yes, she's different, difficult and wonderfully divisive and thank goddess for that.

Album of the Week: U2, 'Songs of Experience'


U2, 'Songs of Experience'

Given how difficult it is to maintain freshness as an artist 37 continuous years into a career, 'Songs of Experience' teaches us this is a thing to be celebrated.

Album of the Week: Wolf Alice, 'Visions of a Life'


Wolf Alice, 'Visions of a Life'

Sophomore releases can be hard on bands, there's a reason that the cliche 'sophomore slump' exists. Wolf Alice faces the pressure with an aggressive ferocity showing off their sonic range and dig into darker topics on 'Visions of a Life'.

Album of the Week: CHVRCHES, 'Love Is Dead'


CHVRCHES, 'Love Is Dead'

'Love Is Dead' displays many of the attributes that made CHVRCHES a compelling act from the start, it'll be an instant favorite for anyone who enjoys a well-crafted and engaging release.

Album of the Week: Robert Plant, 'Carry Fire'


Robert Plant, 'Carry Fire'

Robert Plant's writing in 'Carry Fire' is spot on. He deals with romance in a non-cliched way, and the process of aging and sharing of wisdom while struggling to understand the geo-political mess that we're in right now.

Album of the Week: Bully, 'Losing'


Bully

Like a journal entry at the end of a long night out, the writing on Bully's 'Losing' carries a rare authenticity that leaves you feeling as if you lived a moment in Alicia Bognanno's life.