Reviews

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

Album Review: Eels - End Times


Eels - End Times

Every time I begin to worry about Mark Everett, he leaves us with a glimmer of light; a tiny nod of reassurance, as if he's telling us that he -- and we -- will be okay.

Album Review: Spoon - Transference


Spoon - Transference

This is a band that plays friendly little pranks on its listeners, as if to shake you out of your minimalist reverie and remind you that it's just rock and roll.

Album Review: Twilight - Eclipse soundtrack (Various Artists)


The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

the soundtrack delivers what you would expect from each artist. The Black Keys sound bluesy, the Bravery are predictably bland, and Cee Lo Green is comfortably soulful. But like the movies, the soundtrack never fully reaches it's potential.

Album Review: Live Current Volume 6


Live Current Volume 6

It's hard to believe that it's almost been six years now of recording some of our favorite bands and songwriters here in The Current studios.

Album Review: Them Crooked Vultures


Them Crooked Vultures (self-titled)

My half-witted and not-terribly-insightful observation of this CD is that it is EXACTLY what you think it will sound like, and that my friend is a really good thing.

Album Review: Tegan and Sara - Sainthood


Tegan and Sara - Sainthood

With each new record, single, or collaboration in pop culture, I find myself hoping Teegan and Sara gain wider acceptance and success. With their new album, "Sainthood," have they taken a step in that direction?