Reviews

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

Album Review: Imogen Heap - Ellipse


Imogen Heap - Ellipse

Imogen Heap's third solo album, "Ellipse," is finally here. This new record feels long overdue, considering her last release was in 2005.

Album Review: The Arctic Monkeys - Humbug


The Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

"Humbug," the band's third album, was recorded at Rancho De Luna in Joshua Tree and was produced by Queens of the Stone Age /Eagles of Death Metal's Josh Homme.

Album Review: xx - The xx


The xx - xx

Wait for the sun to set. Find a couch, and someone you like to share it with. Put this album from The XX on your CD player, on repeat. All the songs sound the same, so you won't have to worry about changing the music.

Album Review: Wild Beasts - Two Dancers


Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

The Kendal, UK-based quartet Wild Beasts released their sophomore album "Two Dancers" in August to a chorus of perplexed praise, perhaps owing to their peculiar sound.

Album Review: The Dead Weather - Horehound


The Dead Weather - Horehound

After a long weekend in White Stripes frontman Jack White's Third Man recording studio, a private performance and an unhealthy amount of buzz in the blogosphere, The Dead Weather has released its debut album, Horehound.

Album Review: Discovery - LP


Discovery - LP

Discovery is a side-project of sorts (started in 2005) for Vampire Weekend's keyboardist and producer, Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot singer Wes Miles. Four years later, they've finally completed an album entitled "LP" released on XL Recordings.