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Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

There's a moment on the third episode of Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl's new HBO show, where Grohl warns his bandmates not to let their environment…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2014 - 9:33 am

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Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989

"Respect motherfucking craft when you hear it." Writing for Brooklyn's L Magazine six years ago, that was how I ended my review of Taylor Swift's…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2014 - 4:29 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus You’re Dead!

Full disclosure: I am not exactly well-versed in the deep, labyrinthine history of jazz music. Sure, I know my Mingus from my Monk, my Coltrane…
Patric Fallon | October 3, 2014 - 4:59 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Weezer Everything Will Be Alright In The End

The first single from Weezer's new album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, opens with an apology. That song, of course, is "Back To
Michael Nelson | September 30, 2014 - 9:35 am

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Premature Evaluation: Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes deserves to be taken on its own terms -- and on those terms, it's a marvelous piece of work. This is a…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Aphex Twin SYRO

Here's how fucking weird 2014 is: Aphex Twin returned from a decade-long exile with a new album, and the thing sounds comforting. If you're old…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2014 - 1:47 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Alt-J This Is All Yours

With An Awesome Wave, their Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut album, Alt-J went from 0 to 100 real quick, transforming from anonymous schlubs into world-famous rock…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2014 - 3:09 pm

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Premature Evaluation: U2 Songs Of Innocence

On Tuesday afternoon, you could do a Twitter search for the phrase "who is U2" and come away with some serious food for thought. Not…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2014 - 11:04 am

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Premature Evaluation: Death From Above 1979 The Physical World

A decade ago, when Death From Above 1979 first stalked the earth, it was hard to know what to do with them. They weren't dance-punk,…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2014 - 9:50 am

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Premature Evaluation: Interpol El Pintor

Does the world need another Interpol album? I ask because El Pintor is best described as "another Interpol album." This is objectively true in the…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2014 - 10:05 am

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Premature Evaluation: Spoon They Want My Soul

There's a moment on Spoon's new song "Outlier" where Britt Daniel sneaks a sharp splinter of film criticism into one of the tough, terse, personal…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2014 - 3:09 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Morrissey World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Long one of rock and roll's most cantankerous headline makers, the past eighteen months have seen Morrissey refining his troublemaking tactics in new and unforeseen…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | July 7, 2014 - 9:59 am

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Premature Evaluation: Aphex Twin Caustic Window

There aren't many reasons why a finished album would never be released to the public. Most available explanations might involve irreconcilable differences between an artist…
Patric Fallon | June 17, 2014 - 12:59 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence

There were plenty of good reasons not to like Born To Die, Lana Del Rey's first album, and there were plenty of bad reasons, too.
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2014 - 10:22 am

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Premature Evaluation: Jack White Lazaretto

Jack White seems to be in a weird life-place right now. As someone who regularly writes news stories about White, writing news stories about White…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2014 - 5:23 pm
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