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

Album of the Week: Janelle Monae, 'Dirty Computer'

Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

This week's Album of the Week is 'Dirty Computer' from Janelle Monae. There are songs of self-acceptance, a delicate celebration of all things fem, and a funky Prince-inspired song about feeling real love -- and rumor is, he played synthesizer and produced the track.

Album of the Week: Jack White, 'Boarding House Reach'

Jack White, 'Boarding House Reach'

Jack White's third solo album is a bewildering mix of sounds and lyrics accompanied by wonderful instrumental detours. It holds true to what you expect from White but contains countless surprises throughout the 13 songs.

Album of the Week: Dessa, 'Chime'

Dessa, 'Chime'

'Chime' is a huge leap forward for Dessa. It's her most musically adventurous collection to date, combining the experimental pop approach of her solo work with the more aggressive, hard-edged delivery of her verses with the rap collective Doomtree to create a playing field where both string sections and trap beats can roam freely.

Album of the Week: Ty Segall, 'Freedom's Goblin'

Ty Segall, 'Freedom's Goblin'

Mac Wilson describes Ty Segall's latest as 'a kaleidoscopic journey through the mind of one of contemporary music's most prolific creators.' Read Mac's full review and listen to tracks from 'Freedom's Goblin,' our Album of the Week.

Album of the Week: Brandi Carlile, 'By The Way, I Forgive You'

Brandi Carlile, 'By The Way, I Forgive You'

Brandi Carlile's new album 'By the Way, I Forgive You' is an emotionally powerful dive into her worldview, impacted by events of 2016, but also about becoming a parent, watching your parents get older, and dealing with love and loss and self-reflection.