Reviews

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

Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations


MGMT - Congratulations

"Congratulations" is a bold, disorienting, sometimes abrasive album of experimentation run rampant. With this album, MGMT is answering to no one, yet everyone.

Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations


MGMT - Congratulations

When it came time to record their second album, MGMT decided not to "play the game": rather than churning out another batch of hit singles, they instead pursued their own unique brand of disjointed psychedelia.

Album Review: Gorillaz - Plastic Beach


Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Realizing that no one has really tried to create a pop culture phenom in quite this way before in an era when the flat world theory seems most plausible when observing global music consumption, they are genius.

Album Review: Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back


Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back

Without drums and guitars, Gabriel enlists the help of a full orchestra. Brimming with lush orchestrations that expose the vocals and lyrics, Peter Gabriel zeroed in on the emotion in the songs that he chose to cover.

Album Review: Pantha du Prince - Black Noise


Pantha du Prince - Black Noise

Pantha du Prince's "Black Noise," which came out Febraury 9 on veteran indie label Rough Trade, is a curious album that straddles a handful of already-blurry genre borders.