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Premature Evaluation: Nicolás Jaar Cenizas

Nicolás Jaar wants you to think about what sound is, and contemplate what it can do. Patterns of sounds can fit together to form songs,…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 24, 2020 - 5:11 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Waxahatchee Saint Cloud

Katie Crutchfield creates a new vocabulary when she sings. Her voice curls around words -- she adds extra syllables to them and smushes them together,…
James Rettig | March 23, 2020 - 12:40 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd After Hours

"Once again," says Daniel Craig, "the Weeknd." Craig's chest muscles are ballooning out of his henley, and he's shaking his head, as if to say:…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2020 - 4:16 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Four Tet Sixteen Oceans

There were no advance copies of Four Tet’s 10th studio album, Sixteen Oceans, sent to press. Any review you read of the album today was…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 16, 2020 - 4:16 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Jay Electronica A Written Testimony

Jay Electronica never wanted to make an album. This much is clear. He let us know over and over again. "An album is a false…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2020 - 4:26 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Pearl Jam Gigaton

Pearl Jam's career neatly divides into three distinct eras. There are the early days, the grunge boom and their ascension and self-willed implosion as one…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 11:42 am

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Premature Evaluation: Caribou Suddenly

Dan Snaith still hasn’t quite learned how to sit still. "If you want to change it, you must break it/ Rip it up and something…
Peter Helman | February 26, 2020 - 4:20 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Grimes Miss Anthropocene

It's hard to take anything Grimes says seriously. Over the last few months, she's joked (?) about getting experimental eye surgery so that she can't…
James Rettig | February 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Tame Impala The Slow Rush

I was worried about this one. First came the waiting: Kevin Parker took half a decade to follow up Currents, the album that cemented Tame…
Chris DeVille | February 12, 2020 - 10:56 am

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Premature Evaluation: Destroyer Have We Met

Over the years, the malleability of Destroyer has become one of the project's most consistent and rewarding qualities. There are throughlines, of course, most importantly…
Ryan Leas | January 30, 2020 - 10:00 am

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Premature Evaluation: Coldplay Everyday Life

When was the last time Coldplay released a truly great album?
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2019 - 12:00 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Kanye West Jesus Is King

Fifteen years ago, nobody could've possibly predicted it: Kenny G not only appearing on a Kanye West album but having the single best moment on…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2019 - 12:38 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Big Thief Two Hands

For a band whose most affecting moments are often gentle meditations or rock songs on the more elusive end of the spectrum, Big Thief sure…
Ryan Leas | October 10, 2019 - 2:26 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Ghosteen

On July 14, 2015, Nick Cave's teenage son Arthur died in a tragic accident, falling from a cliff in Brighton. The event, of course, irrevocably…
Ryan Leas | October 8, 2019 - 1:31 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Danny Brown uknowhatimsayin¿

The 1979 cult documentary 80 Blocks From Tiffany's is an image of a dark place at a crucial cultural point. The movie is about the…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2019 - 9:46 am
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