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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens The Ascension

"Is it all for nothing?" Sufjan Stevens cries out. "Is it all part of a plan?" This anguished outburst arrives about halfway through The Ascension,…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Elton John Reschedules North American Tour Dates For (Gulp) 2022

So far, the musical artists who've rescheduled their postponed 2020 arena tours seem to be assuming that people will be able (or at least willing)…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2020 - 10:09 am

Julia Bardo – “Only Over You” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

Italian-born, Manchester-based Julia Bardo is about to follow up this year's Phase EP with another short collection called The Raw. Ahead of its release this…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2020 - 12:04 pm

Yo La Tengo – “Bleeding”

Indie rock living legends Yo La Tengo have been mighty productive this year despite living on lockdown, or maybe because of it. Back in July…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2020 - 10:16 am

Sylvan Esso – “Free”

Sylvan Esso's upcoming third album is called Free Love mainly because of "Free," a deeply beautiful new ballad they've released today ahead of the project's…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2020 - 9:20 am

The Week In Pop

If Justin Bieber’s Wife Is Really So Great Then She Deserves Better Songs Than This

Changes was a funny name for an album that rarely seemed to change at all. Conceptually, it made some kind of sense: Justin Bieber's life…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Watch Weezer & Fall Out Boy Square Off On Celebrity Family Feud

We need to consider the possibility that Fall Out Boy got into show business as a pathway to someday appearing on all of their favorite…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2020 - 9:45 am

Puscifer – “The Underwhelming”

Now that the new Tool and A Perfect Circle albums are out of the way, Maynard James Keenan is back to focusing on Puscifer, the…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2020 - 12:57 pm

Trump Banning TikTok From US App Stores Starting Sunday

The teen-dominated video service TikTok, which began as a lip-synching app, has emerged in the last couple years as arguably the most powerful hit-making force…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2020 - 10:49 am

Lykke Li – “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor Cover)

Do you ever think about how Lykke Li released an album called so sad, so sexy? A little on the nose, don't you think? It's…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2020 - 9:50 am

Aaron Dessner Discusses Taylor Swift’s Involvement In New Big Red Machine Album

Taylor Swift shocked the world by spurning a traditional album rollout and surprise-dropping a full album called folklore this past summer, a collection of songs…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2020 - 2:11 pm

Rico Nasty – “Own It”

Rico Nasty has released a hell of a lot of music since her Kenny Beats collab Anger Management in April 2019, but all in the…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2020 - 1:21 pm

Netflix Announces Song Exploder TV Show With R.E.M., Alicia Keys, Ty Dolla $ign, & Lin-Manuel Miranda

Song Exploder has long been one of the most interesting music podcasts around, an engaging venue for artists like Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Arcade Fire,…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2020 - 10:47 am

Elton John Announces Career-Spanning Rarities Collection: Hear “Sing Me No Sad Songs”

Big-time Father John Misty fan Elton John has been in career retrospective mode for a good long while now. He released a saucy memoir and…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2020 - 10:17 am

Faye Webster – “Better Distractions”

Faye Webster has kept on releasing singles since the release of her last album Atlanta Millionaires Club last year, tracks that suggest the young soft-rocking…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2020 - 2:57 pm

Comments from Chris DeVille

Maybe so but Sufjan named his song after the Didion essay
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September 23, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens The Ascension
Nice that Justin already has a script for this encounter https://youtu.be/Hs5rXRPC0rc
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September 22, 2020 on Wisconsin Contest Offers Secret Meeting With Justin Vernon To Talk About Voting
Vibing so hard on this comment, congrats to you and yours
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September 22, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Shore
It is indeed imminent but I’m still figuring out what it’s gonna say 😬
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September 18, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Some interesting insight on music licensing for podcasts... https://twitter.com/dada_drummer/status/1300976024684036100
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September 17, 2020 on Netflix Announces Song Exploder TV Show With R.E.M., Alicia Keys, Ty Dolla $ign, & Lin-Manuel Miranda
Behind The Music https://twitter.com/Bartees_Strange/status/1306003090609446912
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September 16, 2020 on Artist To Watch: Bartees Strange
Bows & Arrows for me is forever tied to a train ride across Spain. Walkmen great music for mass transit.
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September 14, 2020 on Lisbon Turns 10
I wondered that, but she sings about her memories of a guitar player named Johnny in the second verse so I think it's probably just a reference to that.
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September 11, 2020 on Annie – “The Streets Where I Belong”
I mean, anyone who likes this album better than Achtung Baby and Zooropa is probably a United States Senator or some shit.
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September 10, 2020 on U2 Announce All That You Can’t Leave Behind Deluxe Box Set
One of the corniest things about me is that I have a lot of love for this album. However, I might love Ryley's tweets about this album more... https://twitter.com/ryleywalker/status/1199457399939223552 https://twitter.com/ryleywalker/status/1147206441788432384 https://twitter.com/ryleywalker/status/1230155079975608322 https://twitter.com/ryleywalker/status/1241098648672440320
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September 10, 2020 on U2 Announce All That You Can’t Leave Behind Deluxe Box Set
Burying this way down in the thread, but, fun fact: The Pains cover actually dates back to that early Titus era. It was unused and Patrick offered it up when we contacted him. Also probably my favorite track here?
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September 8, 2020 on Save Stereogum Album Is Out Now
We are getting many such reports, looking into it...
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September 8, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Doves The Universal Want
Yes, it appears this news is less outrageous than one might have hoped https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/1301547219271782402
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September 3, 2020 on What Would You Like To See From Travis Scott’s McDonald’s Collab
But seriously thank you for the kind words :)
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September 2, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Bill Callahan Gold Record
I honestly thought my accurate Kid A/Amnesiac assessment is what would derail people, not my accurate Beach House assessment
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September 2, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Bill Callahan Gold Record