Reviews

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

Album of the Week: Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestra, 'Sound the Bells'


Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestra

It shouldn't be surprising that a multidisciplinary talent like Dessa would conceive of such an ambitious, large-scale collaboration, but listening to Sound the Bells, recorded live at Orchestra Hall earlier this year, it's clear that by taking on challenges like this one, she's pushed her artistry to new heights.

Album of the Week: Prince, '1999'


'1999' Super Deluxe Edition.

Your Album of the Week is the Super Deluxe reissue of Prince's 1999. In addition to remastering Prince's original double album, 1999, the new Super Deluxe reissue of his iconic, breakthrough album includes 35 tracks from Prince's vault, making it the biggest posthumous release of his work to date.

Album of the Week: Beck, 'Hyperspace'


Beck, 'Hyperspace'

Beck talks with Jill Riley about his new record, working with Pharrell Williams, and his recent high-profile recording session at Paisley Park.

Album of the Week: Michael Kiwanuka, 'KIWANUKA'


Michael Kiwanuka, 'KIWANUKA'

On Kiwanuka's self-titled album, he embraces all his influences from Curtis Mayfield to Joni Mitchell, all while cementing his identity as a powerful voice capable of crafting songs that confront personal narratives and the human condition.

Album of the Week: Rex Orange County, 'Pony'


Rex Orange County, 'Pony'

As Rex Orange County embarks on a new tour to support his album, 'Pony,' the English songwriter faces the scrutiny of any emerging artist making a major label debut.