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Premature Evaluation: Vince Staples Big Fish Theory

"We making future music. It's Afro-futurism. This is my Afro-futurism. There's no other kind." That was Vince Staples, talking to LA Weekly, describing his new…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2017 - 4:06 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Lorde Melodrama

On the eve of her 20th birthday, Ella Yelich-O'Connor excitedly wrote a note to her fans: "I was 16 when most of us met. Can…
James Rettig | June 16, 2017 - 10:41 am

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Premature Evaluation: Ride Weather Diaries

When Ride reunited in 2014, they were there to give the people what they wanted: the hits. In those initial shows, the setlists featured songs…
Ryan Leas | June 12, 2017 - 11:47 am

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Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up

A popular musician, the frontman of a huge rock band, finds himself lost. His success seemed to come out of nowhere, and he worries about…
Tom Breihan | June 9, 2017 - 10:27 am

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Premature Evaluation: At The Drive In in·ter a·li·a

"Arcarsenal," admittedly, is an impossibly high bar. But that's it. That's the standard. When you're At The Drive In, nothing short of "Arcarsenal" is going…
Chris DeVille | May 5, 2017 - 3:29 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Mac DeMarco This Old Dog

In which an old dog learns new tricks. Not that you'd mistake this album for the work of anyone but Mac DeMarco, or that "indie
Chris DeVille | May 2, 2017 - 9:45 am

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Premature Evaluation: Slowdive Slowdive

We're used to reunions now. Burnt out on them, maybe. In the last five or 10 years, we've become accustomed to all our old favorites…
Ryan Leas | April 28, 2017 - 11:13 am

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Premature Evaluation: Feist Pleasure

Pleasure is Feist's back-to-basics album. It strips back the belabored arrangements of 2011's Metals and eschews the pop sensibilities of her 2007 breakout, The Reminder.
James Rettig | April 25, 2017 - 11:34 am

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Premature Evaluation: Gorillaz Humanz

Look at the cover of the new Gorillaz album for longer than a passing glance and you’ll begin to notice an uncanny resemblance between the…
Pranav Trewn | April 21, 2017 - 12:38 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.

What a marvelous, unprecedented all-time flex: Kendrick Lamar got Bono on a song and barely used him. He completely defused the phrase "featuring U2." Earlier…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2017 - 2:29 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Father John Misty Pure Comedy

There's a moment early in The End Of The Tour, the 2015 movie where Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace, where Jesse Eisenberg -- playing…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2017 - 11:48 am

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Premature Evaluation: Pallbearer Heartless

Heartless landed in my inbox on the 16th of December, in the late afternoon. This was five days before the winter solstice -- the shortest…
Michael Nelson | March 23, 2017 - 10:27 am

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Premature Evaluation: Drake More Life

"A playlist." I love it. I fucking love it. What a beautiful cop-out. In labeling his new album More Life something other than an album…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2017 - 1:26 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The Jesus And Mary Chain Damage And Joy

This year, Psychocandy, the Jesus And Mary Chain's first album, turns 32. As it happens, that's the same age, more or less, that rock 'n'
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2017 - 9:29 am

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Premature Evaluation: Spoon Hot Thoughts

Back in 2008, the year that Spoon headlined the last day of the Pitchfork Music Festival, they got into town early. When bands are playing…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2017 - 12:13 pm
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