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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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Premature Evaluation: Angel Olsen All Mirrors

For a minute and a half, Angel Olsen's new album is a quiet murmur, a low boil. It doesn't last. For about 95 seconds, "Lark,"
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2019 - 9:24 am

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Premature Evaluation: Chromatics Closer To Grey

Chromatics have acknowledged the resounding call of "Dear Tommy when?" by ... not answering it at all. Instead, they've sidestepped the question and put out…
James Rettig | October 2, 2019 - 11:32 am

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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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