Reviews

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

Album Review: Wild Beasts - Two Dancers


Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

The Kendal, UK-based quartet Wild Beasts released their sophomore album "Two Dancers" in August to a chorus of perplexed praise, perhaps owing to their peculiar sound.

Album Review: The Dead Weather - Horehound


The Dead Weather - Horehound

After a long weekend in White Stripes frontman Jack White's Third Man recording studio, a private performance and an unhealthy amount of buzz in the blogosphere, The Dead Weather has released its debut album, Horehound.

Album Review: Discovery - LP


Discovery - LP

Discovery is a side-project of sorts (started in 2005) for Vampire Weekend's keyboardist and producer, Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot singer Wes Miles. Four years later, they've finally completed an album entitled "LP" released on XL Recordings.

Album Review: Son Volt - American Central Dust


Son Volt - American Central Dust

The slow songs are gorgeous. "Dust or Daylight" is a sexy, syrupy waltz; the refrain of "Love is a fog and you stumble every step you make" wrapped in velvety pedal steel guitar and weepy fiddle.

Album Review: Florence and the Machine - Lungs


Florence and the Machine - Lungs

The recent winner of the Brit Award, with her debut album "Lungs," didn't get her break by going to the right vocal school and hiring the right management team. She saw a local DJ in the bathroom at a club and decided to belt out a song.

Album Review: Wilco - Wilco (The Album)


Wilco - Wilco (the album)

Wilco has been fun to watch since the 1995 debut album, "AM," and has a pretty good track record to date. I don't think they've ever made a bad album, but since the beginning I've expected the unexpected.

Album Review: Moby - Wait For Me


Moby - Wait For Me

"Wait For Me" is a return to me of Moby's introspective, intelligent, transportive sounds. He's going back to his roots on this new album and making music that has the essence of his soul again.

Album Review: Sonic Youth - The Eternal


Sonic Youth - The Eternal

This is the longest time span in the band's 27 years of releasing music that they haven't made a new studio album available. Enter "The Eternal."

Album Review: Mos Def - The Ecstatic


Mos Def - The Ecstatic

Few musical performers who've crossed over to acting have ever gone back to music with any level of success, and none have achieved the level of artistic achievement in each realm as Mos Def has with this album.