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Premature Evaluation: Kanye West Ye

There are moments of true, transporting beauty on Ye, the new Kanye West album. There's the humid bloom of the bass on "Yikes," the way…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2018 - 1:19 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Pusha-T Daytona

Thirty-six seconds into Daytona, Pusha-T's new seven-song album, something becomes abundantly clear: Kanye West still knows how to produce rap music. That wasn't a given.
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2018 - 1:17 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Father John Misty God’s Favorite Customer

How does he do it? How the hell does he keep pulling this off? Every time you think Josh Tillman is about to drop the…
Ryan Leas | May 24, 2018 - 11:00 am

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Premature Evaluation: Chvrches Love Is Dead

Sometimes a band emerges just in time to encapsulate a moment in music. Consider this incomplete history of post-Y2K indie rock trends: You want to…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2018 - 2:24 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the sixth Arctic Monkeys album, opens with tinkly pianos, brushed drums, murmuring vintage synths, and this line: "I just wanted…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2018 - 11:29 am

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Premature Evaluation: Beach House 7

Songs for sleep are among the most difficult to make. Ambient is the easiest to doze off to, but some dreams are best cushioned by…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 7, 2018 - 9:30 am

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Premature Evaluation: Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer

Brevity and directness are not Janelle Monáe's things. Her albums, when they arrive, are vast and sprawling and messily ambitious. In the past, she's collided…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2018 - 11:06 am

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Premature Evaluation: Jack White Boarding House Reach

Even when Jack White didn't know, he knew. White and his White Stripes were still playing little rooms when he wrote "Little Room." It's the…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2018 - 11:40 am

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Premature Evaluation: Justin Timberlake Man Of The Woods

Has a pop megastar ever released such a noncommittal shrug of an album? It's been five years since Justin Timberlake released the two-album respectability volley
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2018 - 9:37 am

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Premature Evaluation: Eminem Revival

It is with great regret that I tell you this: Eminem still likes to rap about butts sometimes. Here's something he says on "Remind Me,"
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 11:05 am

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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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