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Premature Evaluation: Kanye West The Life Of Pablo

"Name one genius that ain't crazy." That's Kanye West on "Feedback," delivering the single most quotable line of his new album The Life Of Pablo
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2016 - 12:47 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Rihanna ANTI

We've never really anticipated a Rihanna album before, since we've never really had to anticipate one before. For years, she was clockwork, cranking out a…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2016 - 3:39 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams

If A Head Full Of Dreams really does turn out to be the last Coldplay album, the band is giving one final gift to the…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2015 - 10:00 am

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Premature Evaluation: Adele 25

Adele is 27, and she thinks that means she's old. 25, her third album and the third one she's named after the age she was…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2015 - 8:28 am

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Premature Evaluation: Grimes Art Angels

Well, now we know where the last almost-four years went. You don't just make an album like this overnight. Grimes has been working on her…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2015 - 10:00 am

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Premature Evaluation: Joanna Newsom Divers

The first thing you need to know about Divers is that it is manageable. Eleven tracks with a combined runtime of 54 minutes might not…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2015 - 12:13 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars

So far, all of Beach House's albums have required you to give up a part of yourself to fully appreciate them. They're sweeping, broad swaths…
James Rettig | October 16, 2015 - 10:13 am

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Premature Evaluation: Deerhunter Fading Frontier

Around the time of 2010 career pinnacle Halcyon Digest, it became clear that Deerhunter were the greatest indie rock band of their generation. By "indie…
Chris DeVille | October 12, 2015 - 2:49 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Deafheaven New Bermuda

It was 2013, Thursday heading into Memorial Day Weekend, and we were standing in the rain in a parking lot in Baltimore. This was Maryland…
Michael Nelson | September 23, 2015 - 11:14 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Disclosure Caracal

The albums that end up hurting us the most aren't necessarily the ones that suck the hardest. There can be a charge to hearing a…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2015 - 10:47 am

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Premature Evaluation: Ryan Adams 1989

One of society's great blights is the plague of sensitive acoustic-guitar-slinging white guys playing ironic-not-ironic covers of big, sparkly pop songs. Every once in a…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2015 - 5:10 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Drake & Future What A Time To Be Alive

The relationship between Future and Drake goes back about four years, to the moment when Drake rapped about passing out Valium and how only older…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2015 - 1:51 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Kurt Vile b’lieve i’m goin down

Wakin On A Pretty Daze felt like a happy ending for Kurt Vile. The album's blissed-out folk-rock jams doubled as portraits of a rock star…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2015 - 10:19 am

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Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Honeymoon

"We both know that it's not fashionable to love me." That's the first line that Lana Del Rey sings on her new album, Honeymoon. This,…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2015 - 8:38 am

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Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness

There was a moment in the late '80s when Michael Jackson was both the biggest pop star in the world and, arguably at least, the…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2015 - 9:58 am
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