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Premature Evaluation: Jessie Ware What’s Your Pleasure?

Jessie Ware was in need of a rebirth. Her most recent album, 2017's Glasshouse, was a paradox -- her most personal songwriting in the wake…
Ryan Leas | June 29, 2020 - 12:55 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Haim Women In Music Pt. III

Here's a big surprise: Haim let themselves get messy this time. Here's an even bigger surprise: Messiness suits them.
Chris DeVille | June 25, 2020 - 9:30 am

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Premature Evaluation: Hum Inlet

The members of the beloved space-rock band Hum have always followed a unique orbit. While appearing on MTV's 120 Minutes in 1998 to promote the…
Annie Zaleski | June 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Arca KiCk i

Arca begins her new album like we've never heard her before: straightforward and confrontational, arrogant and assured. "I do what I want to do when…
James Rettig | June 22, 2020 - 12:20 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Bob Dylan Rough And Rowdy Ways

"I've already outlived my life by far." Coming from Bob Dylan, this is an understatement. At 79, Dylan has outlasted many of the other icons…
Chris DeVille | June 17, 2020 - 2:35 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Phoebe Bridgers Punisher

The Punisher is the hard-boiled Marvel Comics vigilante whose insignia has lately become an icon for gun-clutching, authority-crazed wraparound-sunglasses cop types. A punisher is something…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2020 - 9:29 am

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Premature Evaluation: Neil Young Homegrown

There’s not a corner of Neil Young’s long career that hasn’t had a bright light shone on it. The subject of several books (two of…
Stephen Deusner | June 12, 2020 - 12:57 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Lady Gaga Chromatica

She made it through the wilderness.
Chris DeVille | May 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The 1975 Notes On A Conditional Form

The first voice on the 1975's new album Notes On A Conditional Form does not belong to Matty Healy. On opening track "The 1975," teenage…
Chris DeVille | May 19, 2020 - 3:37 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Charli XCX How I’m Feeling Now

Last year, the phrase "quarantine album" meant absolutely nothing. Now its meaning is obvious. In the next couple of years, we're going to get a…
James Rettig | May 15, 2020 - 10:11 am

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Premature Evaluation: Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately. The album title is overly dramatic, a little funny, and also deeply serious. It's everything that Mike Hadreas has…
James Rettig | May 11, 2020 - 11:08 am

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Premature Evaluation: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Reunions

In the months ahead, a whole lot of men are going to hide their faces from their families when they hear "Letting You Go." They're…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2020 - 9:05 am

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Premature Evaluation: Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters

"Blast the music! Bang it, bite it, bruise it!" This is Fiona Apple near the end of "I Want You To Love Me," the first…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2020 - 8:29 am

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Premature Evaluation: The Strokes The New Abnormal

The New Abnormal. LOL. If they only knew. When the Strokes named their new album, they were maybe referring to the dystopian state of modern…
Chris DeVille | April 6, 2020 - 11:00 am

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Premature Evaluation: Thundercat It Is What It Is

People don’t talk about George Duke enough. The man was a goddamn genius. After leading his own group for a few years, he began playing…
Phil Freeman | March 30, 2020 - 12:20 pm
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