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Premature Evaluation: Charli XCX Charli

A few weeks ago, Charli XCX had a bit of a rough time. She took to social media to air out her feelings. "Sometimes I…
James Rettig | September 11, 2019 - 11:42 am

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Premature Evaluation: Tool Fear Inoculum

Tool fans have earned a reputation for being intense. And that self-seriousness, and the resulting implication that you just don't get it, has turned a…
Michael Tedder | August 30, 2019 - 12:45 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Lana Del Rey got it before the rest of us did. When Del Rey first showed up on the collective radar, smack in the exact…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2019 - 3:05 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift Lover

The imperial phase always ends. That period -- the time when an artist has such a firm grip on the zeitgeist that she can take…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2019 - 3:26 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney The Center Won’t Hold

The first review of The Center Won't Hold, Sleater-Kinney's new album, was the most damning, and the most important. It was only 17 words long,…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2019 - 9:41 am

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Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver i,i

Bon Iver only make classics. Throughout his decade-plus in the spotlight, Justin Vernon has been a prolific creator, a relentless collaborator, and a fearless explorer.
Chris DeVille | August 9, 2019 - 1:33 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Chance The Rapper The Big Day

The Big Day is not a disaster. Instead, Chance The Rapper's supposed debut album is merely a big shrug, a general sigh of disappointment. It's…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2019 - 3:21 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Thom Yorke ANIMA

Do you have trouble remembering your dreams? Thom Yorke does. In footage from 1994 that resurfaced this week on Reddit, an interviewer asks Yorke if…
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2019 - 2:25 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger

Jack White's been so commonly associated with good-ol'-fashioned rock 'n' roll over the years that it's been easy to overlook the fact that he often…
Larry Fitzmaurice | June 17, 2019 - 11:17 am

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Premature Evaluation: Bill Callahan Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest

"Yeah, love is the king of the beasts/ And when it gets hungry it must kill to eat," Bill Callahan intoned on "Eid Ma Clack…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus Flamagra

In 2012, Steven Ellison, bka Flying Lotus, properly introduced his rapping alter ego Captain Murphy on a mixtape called Duality. If he were to continue…
Collin Robinson | May 23, 2019 - 10:00 am

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Premature Evaluation: Tyler, The Creator Igor

Post-Odd Future Tyler, The Creator finds him somewhere between Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt. He can be as reclusive as his mates, but he embraces…
Brian Josephs | May 20, 2019 - 10:55 am

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Premature Evaluation: Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated

Four years ago, Carly Rae Jepsen emerged as this generation's preeminent chronicler of old-fashioned love stories. Her songs are hopeful and romantic, antithetical to the…
James Rettig | May 16, 2019 - 10:20 am

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Premature Evaluation: The National I Am Easy To Find

Two minutes and 10 seconds into "Not In Kansas," the National disappear. It's a key track on their new album, I Am Easy To Find,…
Ryan Leas | May 13, 2019 - 1:25 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride

"Things have never been stranger," a chorus of voices calls out near the end of the new Vampire Weekend album. In cascading folk-rock harmonies, their…
Chris DeVille | May 1, 2019 - 10:00 am
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