Reviews

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

Album of the Week: Bruce Springsteen, 'Letter To You'


This album is a very personal story for Springsteen, who is now 71. He's been able to channel his past experiences into this album, but he is still able to make it sound like he's still in the present. Bruce has used his aging process to share wisdom and express gratitude for those who have helped him get to the place he is now.

Album of the Week: Dehd, 'Flower Of Devotion'


On their new studio album, Flower of Devotion, DEHD took the foundation of their DIY approach to music into the studio to create a more sophisticated record that adds to their distinctive post punk sound.

Album of the Week: Live Current, Volume 16


Each year, The Current reflects on the live music we've been able to create together - either in our studios or around the Twin Cities - and carefully curates some of those sonic memories into one sweet package as an expression of our gratitude to you, our members.

Album of the Week: Bob Mould, 'Blue Hearts'


Just in time for fall in Minnesota, Bob Mould releases his 14th studio album, Blue Hearts. Recorded in the heart of the Midwest, Mould went to Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago to record 14 raw tracks that embody the essence of his sound and writing.

Album of the Week: Sylvan Esso, 'Free Love'


On Sylvan Esso's third studio record, the musical conversation between Nick Sandborn and Amelia Meath reflects, waits, and listens. Ideas about authenticity, celebrity, and self shift and filter over the course of their new album, Free Love.

Album of the Week: Disclosure, 'ENERGY'


A deluxe album clocking in at 1 hour, 22 minutes, 'ENERGY' has flavors of classic sound, R&B, modern pop, and the depth of an avant-garde jazz record.

Album of the Week: Bully, 'Sugaregg'


The record's densely layered production brings lush soundscapes to life, while delightful bits of extemporaneous audio pull back the curtain on the recording process. Listen closely for moments when Bognanno talks to her dog, Mezzi, or playfully encourages her collaborators to pick up the tempo.