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

Album of the Week: Michael Kiwanuka, 'KIWANUKA'

On Kiwanuka's self-titled album, he embraces all his influences from Curtis Mayfield to Joni Mitchell, all while cementing his identity as a powerful voice capable of crafting songs that confront personal narratives and the human condition.

Album of the Week: Rex Orange County, 'Pony'

As Rex Orange County embarks on a new tour to support his album, 'Pony,' the English songwriter faces the scrutiny of any emerging artist making a major label debut.

Album of the Week: Tegan and Sara, 'Hey, I'm Just Like You'

'Hey, I'm Just Like You' is a companion album to Tegan and Sara's new aptly-titled memoir 'High School.' Revisiting songs they wrote as teenagers, the duo lift their voices and elevate the experiences of adolescents who might be feeling a lot of the same emotions.

Album of the Week: The Highwomen, 'The Highwomen'

While their name is an homage to the classic country collaboration - The Highwomen flip country cliches upside down on their self-titled debut that has taken the music press by storm.