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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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Premature Evaluation: Solange When I Get Home

After being honored at a benefit gala for the Parsons School Of Design last spring, Solange shared pictures and video on her Instagram account of…
Ann-Derrick Gaillot | March 4, 2019 - 10:31 am

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Premature Evaluation: Ariana Grande thank u, next

Ariana Grande ended 2018 as the last real pop star left standing. Grande -- a veteran of kids' TV with an athletically absurd vocal range,…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2019 - 4:41 pm

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Premature Evaluation: James Blake Assume Form

There have always been two James Blakes. There's the one that's been behind the boards for a lot of famous people (Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Frank…
James Rettig | January 17, 2019 - 10:30 am

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Premature Evaluation: Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Why haven't Deerhunter already disappeared? "There's a reason why I'm here with Deerhunter after all this time," Bradford Cox recently told Stereogum. "Certainly not for…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2019 - 11:32 am

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Premature Evaluation: Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs

Here's what I remember: They were moshing to piped-in music. When Odd Future came to SXSW in 2011, their breakout year, they brought a whirlwind…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2018 - 1:37 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

Fourteen minutes and 30 seconds into A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, the 1975 almost grasp immortality. "Fucking in a car/ Shooting heroin/ Saying controversial…
Ryan Leas | November 26, 2018 - 2:04 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Robyn Honey

Eight years ago, Robyn declared that she was a fembot. Yes, she had feelings, too, but she was indestructible, she would dance on her own.
James Rettig | October 24, 2018 - 11:04 am

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Premature Evaluation: Blood Orange Negro Swan

"People try to put us down by saying 'she's doing the most' or 'he's way too much,' but why would we want to do the…
Briana Younger | August 22, 2018 - 11:06 am
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