Group Feature: ACRN’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Will 2018 be as bright as 2017 for music? Here are our most anticipated albums of 2018! Jon Fuchs, Music Director: Current Joys – A Different Age Nick Rattigan has never made a bad record before. Whether it’s with guitarist Jacob Rubeck as Surf Curse or by himself as Current Joys, every record he’s been a…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

Tremendous year. 25 albums. The votes are in–here we go! 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN., [Interscope / TDE; 2017] By Jon Fuchs, Music Director DAMN. is only further proof that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. Instead of creating another concept record like good kid, m.A.Ad. city or To Pimp a Butterfly,…

Album Review: Angel Olsen – Phases

By Emily DiAlbert, Contributor [Jagjaguwar; 2017] Rating: 9/10 Key Tracks: “Special”, “All Right Now”, “How Many Disasters” It’s hard to believe that alt-rock queen Angel Olsen has only been in the business for six years. But yes– it’s true, and Phases, her latest record, takes you back in time to Olsen’s early years and beyond….

Album Review: Angel Olsen – My Woman

By Alex Sherry, Contributor [Jagjaguwar; 2016] Rating: 9/10 Key Tracks: “Sister,” “Intern,” “Never Be Mine” Five years ago up-and-coming artist Angel Olsen released her first album Strange Cacti, a raw, emotional, lo-fi journey through the darkest parts of love. A few years later, Angel shakes the music world again with her fourth album My Woman, a gorgeously mastered LP…