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Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd Starboy

You're not supposed to be able to do this anymore. You're not supposed to make music that's fueled by sex and drugs -- that's explicitly
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2016 - 3:28 pm

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Premature Evaluation: A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

David Bowie knew that Blackstar would be his goodbye. Leonard Cohen knew that You Want It Darker would be his goodbye. And there's at least…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2016 - 9:08 am

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Premature Evaluation: Lady Gaga Joanne

You have to respect the intent, anyway. Lady Gaga ascended to transcendent stardom by ditching anything that anyone could ever consider authentic in music, going…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2016 - 10:04 am

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Premature Evaluation: Solange A Seat At The Table

Solange Knowles is no longer the Angry Black Woman. In the four years since Solange released her excellent True EP in November 2012,…
Collin Robinson | September 30, 2016 - 12:15 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver 22, A Million

The last album was supposed to be the weird one. After unexpectedly blowing the fuck up and selling a half-million copies of his isolationist spectral-folk…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 12:24 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree

Few artists are anything like Nick Cave. He's a legend, but still with something of a cult following. He was tied to this or that…
Ryan Leas | September 12, 2016 - 3:41 pm

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Premature Evaluation: M.I.A. AIM

M.I.A. has always been something like a genius at weaving her voice through samples: the shards of early-'00s pop on the Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape,…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2016 - 11:19 am

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Premature Evaluation: Wilco Schmilco

A Wilco album used to be an event. More importantly, it sounded like an event. The Chicago folk-rock band's best full-lengths -- specifically the peerless…
Chris DeVille | September 7, 2016 - 12:09 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde

Back when he made Channel Orange, Frank Ocean had a secret weapon, and that secret weapon was Christopher Breaux. The version of Ocean who made…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2016 - 3:25 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The Avalanches Wildflower

Obscurity is great for business. How anybody carves out any level of musical notoriety anymore without glomming onto a Kardashian is beyond me, but once…
Chris DeVille | July 1, 2016 - 1:05 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Wye Oak Tween

This morning, Wye Oak surprise-released a new sorta-album called Tween. It's been two years since their last LP -- the underrated and beautiful Shriek, which…
Ryan Leas | June 9, 2016 - 1:19 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Chance The Rapper Coloring Book

It probably doesn't happen the same way for everyone, but there's this phenomenon, in the moments after your first kid is born, where your whole…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2016 - 3:26 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool

"If you think this is over, then you're wrong." When that statement echoed across the final minutes of Radiohead's previous album, 2011's The King Of
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2016 - 12:43 pm

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Premature Evaluation: James Blake The Colour In Anything

Do something for me. Watch the video below. You'll be glad you did. It's Bill Withers, onstage in a stadium in Zaire in 1974. He's…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2016 - 2:06 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Drake Views

It's been five years since Drake discovered the wonders and mysteries of his own ass. On 2011's Take Care, his second album, Drake managed to…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2016 - 3:25 pm
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