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Premature Evaluation: Brand New Science Fiction

Let's just take a second to marvel at the fact that, after eight years, having a new Brand New album out in the world feels…
James Rettig | 12:01 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The War On Drugs A Deeper Understanding

You guys ever see that Wilco documentary I Am Trying To Break Your Heart? I love that flick, but there's one scene in particular: Wilco…
Michael Nelson | August 18, 2017 - 12:40 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins

While 2016 was a year dominated by high-profile albums from visionary pop stars and rappers (Kanye West, Solange, Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper, Beyoncé, Rihanna)…
Ryan Leas | August 14, 2017 - 11:28 am

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Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now

Arcade Fire have always made dance music. Consider "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)," the most crushingly heavy relic of the disco-punk era. Recall "Ready To Start,"
Chris DeVille | July 26, 2017 - 11:35 am

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Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Lust For Life

Fly Me, the new novel from GQ editor Daniel Riley, takes place in a tiny Southern California beach community where seemingly everybody is either a…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 10:46 am

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Premature Evaluation: Tyler, The Creator Scum Fuck Flower Boy

Is he joking? That's something that many of us have been asking of Tyler, The Creator since we first met him eight years ago. Tyler's…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2017 - 10:55 am

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Premature Evaluation: Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder

After seven years away, Broken Social Scene have returned with Hug Of Thunder, an album that's a galvanizing reminder of the strength of the Toronto…
James Rettig | July 5, 2017 - 1:06 pm

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Premature Evaluation: HAIM Something To Tell You

Days Are Gone had legs. Four years is a long time, and yet HAIM's debut album never really left rotation, at least at my house.
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2017 - 11:46 am

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Premature Evaluation: JAY-Z 4:44

"I dumbed down for the audience to double my dollars." That was Jay-Z 14 years ago, just before his fake retirement. At the time, it…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2017 - 3:25 pm

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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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