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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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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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