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

Album of the Week: Hozier, 'Wasteland, Baby!'

Hozier, 'Wasteland Baby'

You can hear the use of different producers across the album with a close listen without it getting in the way of the songwriting. It's an easy listen that combines what Hozier fans love about his voice with instrumentation and arrangements that weren't present on his debut.

Album of the Week: Gary Clark Jr., 'This Land'

Gary Clark Jr., 'This Land'

The album is a clear step forward for Clark who now has one of the most respectable careers in making rock records but still maintains the status of an incredible live musician.

Album of the Week: Maggie Rogers, 'Heard It in a Past Life'

Maggie Rogers, 'Heard It in a Past Life'

From her early successes like "Alaska" and "On + Off", Rogers continues to showcase herself as an exciting new talent. These songs hold up really well here in the wintertime, and they're still gonna sound great when the weather warms up.

Album of the Week: Alice Merton, 'Mint'

Alice Merton, 'Mint'

'Mint' is an album of great songs and songwriting without trying to be anything more than what you already expect. Alice Merton is the indie pop trendsetter of 2019 and sets the tone for those to follow.