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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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Premature Evaluation: LCD Soundsystem American Dream

"American dream." What a loaded phrase. What a loaded fucking phrase. The phrase "American dream" went from ideal to joke so long ago that it…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2017 - 11:33 am

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Premature Evaluation: Queens Of The Stone Age Villains

I never shared the concerns many held about the union between stoner-rock royalty Queens Of The Stone Age and Uptown Funker Mark Ronson. I suppose…
Pranav Trewn | August 22, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Premature Evaluation: Brand New Science Fiction

Let's just take a second to marvel at the fact that, after eight years, having a new Brand New album out in the world feels…
James Rettig | August 21, 2017 - 12:01 pm

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Premature Evaluation: The War On Drugs A Deeper Understanding

You guys ever see that Wilco documentary I Am Trying To Break Your Heart? I love that flick, but there's one scene in particular: Wilco…
Michael Nelson | August 18, 2017 - 12:40 pm

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Premature Evaluation: Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins

While 2016 was a year dominated by high-profile albums from visionary pop stars and rappers (Kanye West, Solange, Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper, Beyoncé, Rihanna)…
Ryan Leas | August 14, 2017 - 11:28 am

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Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now

Arcade Fire have always made dance music. Consider "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)," the most crushingly heavy relic of the disco-punk era. Recall "Ready To Start,"
Chris DeVille | July 26, 2017 - 11:35 am

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Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Lust For Life

Fly Me, the new novel from GQ editor Daniel Riley, takes place in a tiny Southern California beach community where seemingly everybody is either a…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 10:46 am

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Premature Evaluation: Tyler, The Creator Scum Fuck Flower Boy

Is he joking? That's something that many of us have been asking of Tyler, The Creator since we first met him eight years ago. Tyler's…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2017 - 10:55 am

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Premature Evaluation: Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder

After seven years away, Broken Social Scene have returned with Hug Of Thunder, an album that's a galvanizing reminder of the strength of the Toronto…
James Rettig | July 5, 2017 - 1:06 pm
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