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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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Premature Evaluation: Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry

Wolf Parade arrived like they were running for their lives. Their Isaac Brock-produced debut was a gritty, frantic affair -- composed of fits and spurts…
Pranav Trewn | September 28, 2017 - 11:41 am

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Premature Evaluation: The Killers Wonderful Wonderful

There are three distinct moments you can argue the Killers' cultural relevance dried up.
Pranav Trewn | September 15, 2017 - 10:44 am

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Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold

This brings me great pleasure to report: You shouldn’t count out the Foo Fighters just yet.
Pranav Trewn | September 11, 2017 - 3:52 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast

It finally happened. The National finally made a rock album. I honestly thought it would never happen again. Back on 2005's Alligator, when many of…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 11:24 am
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