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

Album Review: The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet

"High Violet" has certainly been the most well received album of the band's career, thus far. You've heard the term "heartbreakingly beautiful" before, but there is no better way to sum up this record.

Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations

"Congratulations" is a bold, disorienting, sometimes abrasive album of experimentation run rampant. With this album, MGMT is answering to no one, yet everyone.

Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations

When it came time to record their second album, MGMT decided not to "play the game": rather than churning out another batch of hit singles, they instead pursued their own unique brand of disjointed psychedelia.

Album Review: Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Realizing that no one has really tried to create a pop culture phenom in quite this way before in an era when the flat world theory seems most plausible when observing global music consumption, they are genius.