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

Album of the Week: Live Current, Volume 16

Each year, The Current reflects on the live music we've been able to create together - either in our studios or around the Twin Cities - and carefully curates some of those sonic memories into one sweet package as an expression of our gratitude to you, our members.

Album of the Week: Bob Mould, 'Blue Hearts'

Just in time for fall in Minnesota, Bob Mould releases his 14th studio album, Blue Hearts. Recorded in the heart of the Midwest, Mould went to Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago to record 14 raw tracks that embody the essence of his sound and writing.

Album of the Week: Sylvan Esso, 'Free Love'

On Sylvan Esso's third studio record, the musical conversation between Nick Sandborn and Amelia Meath reflects, waits, and listens. Ideas about authenticity, celebrity, and self shift and filter over the course of their new album, Free Love.

Album of the Week: Disclosure, 'ENERGY'

A deluxe album clocking in at 1 hour, 22 minutes, 'ENERGY' has flavors of classic sound, R&B, modern pop, and the depth of an avant-garde jazz record.

Album of the Week: Bully, 'Sugaregg'

The record's densely layered production brings lush soundscapes to life, while delightful bits of extemporaneous audio pull back the curtain on the recording process. Listen closely for moments when Bognanno talks to her dog, Mezzi, or playfully encourages her collaborators to pick up the tempo.

Album of the Week: Kathleen Edwards, 'Total Freedom'

Let's see, the story goes something like this. Kathleen Edwards steps away from music to open a coffee shop called Quitters. She has been running the shop now for the last 8 years. A few years later she was invited to Nashville to write song for Maren Morris, who is a big fan..

Album of the Week: Glass Animals, 'Dreamland'

This round of songs still shimmer and poppily slide along for summertime listening - but the lyrics hit home. 'Dreamland' is an apt title for the album - a hazy forest of sounds that sharpen and fade thru stories of former friends, regrets, and snippets of memories that are gone before you can fully grasp them.