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Premature Evaluation: Björk Utopia

Björk has already been to hell. Her 2015 album, Vulnicura, was a raw portrait of grief, written and recorded in the months after she and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2017 - 10:20 am

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Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift Reputation

We should take a moment to eulogize the old Taylor. The old Taylor, the Taylor Swift we knew, was a generational talent, a precocious pop…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2017 - 1:20 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Fever Ray Plunge

The last time we heard from Karin Dreijer, she was excoriating modern society on the Knife's most overtly political album, Shaking The Habitual, which apparently…
James Rettig | October 30, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Premature Evaluation: St. Vincent MASSEDUCTION

MASSEDUCTION starts with a plane crash and ends with a suicide. The space between is occupied by day-glo demons that skulk in the shadows of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 10, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Premature Evaluation: Beck Colors

Beck should give the Grammy back. Kanye West is wrong a lot, but he was right about this. Back in 2015, Beck took home an…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2017 - 11:25 am

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Premature Evaluation: Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry

Wolf Parade arrived like they were running for their lives. Their Isaac Brock-produced debut was a gritty, frantic affair -- composed of fits and spurts…
Pranav Trewn | September 28, 2017 - 11:41 am

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Premature Evaluation: The Killers Wonderful Wonderful

There are three distinct moments you can argue the Killers' cultural relevance dried up.
Pranav Trewn | September 15, 2017 - 10:44 am

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Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold

This brings me great pleasure to report: You shouldn’t count out the Foo Fighters just yet.
Pranav Trewn | September 11, 2017 - 3:52 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast

It finally happened. The National finally made a rock album. I honestly thought it would never happen again. Back on 2005's Alligator, when many of…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 11:24 am

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Premature Evaluation: LCD Soundsystem American Dream

"American dream." What a loaded phrase. What a loaded fucking phrase. The phrase "American dream" went from ideal to joke so long ago that it…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2017 - 11:33 am

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Premature Evaluation: Queens Of The Stone Age Villains

I never shared the concerns many held about the union between stoner-rock royalty Queens Of The Stone Age and Uptown Funker Mark Ronson. I suppose…
Pranav Trewn | August 22, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Premature Evaluation: Brand New Science Fiction

Let's just take a second to marvel at the fact that, after eight years, having a new Brand New album out in the world feels…
James Rettig | August 21, 2017 - 12:01 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The War On Drugs A Deeper Understanding

You guys ever see that Wilco documentary I Am Trying To Break Your Heart? I love that flick, but there's one scene in particular: Wilco…
Michael Nelson | August 18, 2017 - 12:40 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins

While 2016 was a year dominated by high-profile albums from visionary pop stars and rappers (Kanye West, Solange, Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper, Beyoncé, Rihanna)…
Ryan Leas | August 14, 2017 - 11:28 am

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Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now

Arcade Fire have always made dance music. Consider "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)," the most crushingly heavy relic of the disco-punk era. Recall "Ready To Start,"
Chris DeVille | July 26, 2017 - 11:35 am
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