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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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Premature Evaluation: Ariana Grande Sweetener

Ariana Grande is upside down on her new album cover for good reason.
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2018 - 4:08 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Travis Scott Astroworld

There's a moment on Travis Scott's new album Astroworld that's among the prettiest things I've heard in recent memory, and Travis Scott doesn't have anything…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2018 - 3:21 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Drake Scorpion

In November of 2002, Jay-Z was battered and bruised. He'd just been through a real knock-down drag-out feud against Nas. I'd argue that Jay won…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2018 - 12:20 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Kamasi Washington Heaven And Earth

For decades, a small subset of jazz musicians has mistakenly believed that chasing R&B and pop trends represents a path to commercial success. In reality,…
Phil Freeman | June 19, 2018 - 1:31 pm
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