Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Feist Metals

The Reminder, Feist's last album, blew the fuck up because it had a few good singles with great videos, because it showed up prominently i…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2011 - 11:38 am

Premature Evaluation: Das Racist Relax

To anyone on the Internet with even the slightest music nerd inclination, abstract Brooklyn rap group Das Racist has long been a giant, glowing or…
Corban Goble | September 9, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Premature Evaluation: St. Vincent Strange Mercy

Apparently, the appeal of a girl that looks an American Doll who also happens to create manic, spastic riffs is not lost on the people.
Corban Goble | September 2, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Premature Evaluation: M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Anthony Gonzalez has spent the better part of three years working on the grand, expansive double LP Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, and it shows. The…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV Premature Evaluation

For my money, Lil Wayne hit a crazy sustained peak in late 2005, when he released the great Tha Carter II, and he kept it…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2011 - 12:26 pm

The Rapture In The Grace Of Your Love Premature Evaluation

Five years is a long time. The Rapture’s last album, Pieces Of The People We Love, came out almost exactly five years ago, on the…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2011 - 2:55 pm

Beirut The Rip Tide Premature Evaluation

On first listen, Beirut's third full-length, the first since 2007's The Flying Club Cup, glides by almost too easily. The more time you spend with…
Stereogum | July 5, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Arctic Monkeys Suck It And See Premature Evaluation

Arctic Monkeys' James Ford-produced fourth album is consistent. "Consistency" on the Josh Homme-helmed Humbug at times equaled same-same doldrums; on Suck It And See, the…
Stereogum | May 25, 2011 - 2:10 pm

Bon Iver Premature Evaluation

From those three months alone in a Wisconsin cabin to sharing a stage with collaborator Kanye West, Justin Vernon's traveled far on the back of…
stereogum | May 18, 2011 - 3:10 pm

My Morning Jacket Circuital Premature Evaluation

My Morning Jacket’s popularity has exploded over the last few years: See, for instance, their Madison Square Garden New Year’s appearance in 2009, guest spot…
stereogum | May 6, 2011 - 3:27 pm

Washed Out Within And Without Premature Evaluation

It's hard to say if the term "chillwave" actually means anything. In the age of countless one-person bands with oceans on their MySpaces, the term'…
stereogum | May 4, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Okkervil River I Am Very Far Premature Evaluation

The temptation to enter an Okkervil River album through its lyrics is just as strong with I Am Very Far as it is with their…
stereogum | May 3, 2011 - 9:48 am

Liturgy Aesthethica Premature Evaluation

You probably noticed that we experimented with an Editor’s Score for the past few Premature Evaluations. The feedback we received suggested these Stereogum ratings weren’t
stereogum | April 29, 2011 - 1:20 pm

The Antlers Burst Apart Premature Evaluation

Hospice, the Antlers’ breakthrough album, was a lot like the ghost that lived in its songs: beautiful, frightening, a little bit stifling. You can’t fault…
stereogum | April 26, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 Premature Evaluation

Unlike the Beastie Boys’ instant vintage, nostalgia and cameo-heavy video for lead single “Make Some Noise,” Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 features just two guests.
stereogum | April 25, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Krallice – Diotima Premature Evaluation

In four years Krallice have managed to release three complex, hypnotic, ambitious, whirlpooling albums — even with its four members performing in a dozen or…
stereogum | April 21, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Wild Beasts – Smother Premature Evaluation

Wild Beasts were winking at us when they gave us a song named “Albatross,” the slow-moving and slinky first single from the band’s third album.
stereogum | April 20, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Jamie Woon – mirrorwriting Premature Evaluation

Someone might have introduced Jamie Woon to you as “the next James Blake.” They have different strengths — Woon the superior falsetto, Blake the better…
stereogum | April 19, 2011 - 4:27 pm

Battles – Gloss Drop Premature Evaluation

Beginning today we'll be publishing Premature Evaluations more frequently, and in a briefer format. These posts will also feature point ratings via a 5 Star
stereogum | April 18, 2011 - 2:24 pm

TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light Premature Evaluation

You should be able to tell if you'll enjoy TV On The Radio's fourth album Nine Types Of Light based on your response to the…
Stereogum | April 4, 2011 - 11:25 am
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