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Posts Tagged: The Weeknd
Fun pop not great art
hooky in a Daft Punk rule disco way.
Drake without rap and ego (much)
the brooding, druggy Abel and the best producers in the business
So special even Daft Punk can’t resist him
The Weeknd aint over
Abel is so really him, he will even do it at her tempo. SONG OF THE YEAR.
There are so many outlets, so many blogs, websites, magazines which need the attention in an over-saturated market, that necessarily anything, yes about anything, passes for news
Impressed? I will be if we get a Jonas Brothers reunion and since both Nick and Joe (with DNCE) are there, not entirely out of the question.
That’s pop music in 2015, we have singers being paid huge amounts of money to fill up Arenas and not knowing what to do with them once they’re filled.
This is a biggie… with a terrific album, one of the best and most successful of the year, to his name, and one of the best, if not the best, single of the year “The Hills”, and a live performance that was pretty darn good as early as last year, the Weeknd is a must see
I thought The Weeknd was pretty darn good on SNL with Nicki Minaj, and listening to “The Hills” remixes, one with Nicki the other with, ta dah, Eminem, I must admit to really loving both of them. There is always gonna be a problem with diminishing returns here, a verse to a beat and out, but the song itself is one of the best and the two supestars bring, if not their “A” game. absolutely their “B-” game. And they do it at Abel’s tempo.
Let’s see who we got right… Not many people though that is more their fault than mine. NIck Jonas, who they’d already announced, The Weeknd and 5 Seconds Of Summer. Of which The Weeknd is a must see which is why I am already seeing him. in a couple of weeks.
The Hills – The Weeknd – The first song off the new album to seriously catch my attention, it is a sex driven disaster area with a shifting tempo to better describe the high as hell, marijuana wafting sex on the sheets sound. A clear cut masterpiece which improves the ore you listen to it.
Blame Canada! The Top Four Songs are all Canadians and I gotta go along with Trump here, let’s build a huge wall around the top five songs on the Hot 100 and only allow US artists in. Untill then, is anybody aware of this happening? I mean, the UK we know, but CANADA?
Billboard posted the chart at 920p, on Sunday night, just in case anybody who was waiting for it all day could be absolutely certain to miss it. Is there anything more volatile than the US album charts: a handful of huge hits, Taylor, Luke, Ed and now the Weeknd (third week at # 1, or as Billboard insist upon calling it “the penthouse”) and then six hit em and run. Gary? He sold 27L units and 27K equivalent units begging an answer to the musical question: is Billboard’s algorithm screwed?
What is it with the singles charts? It’s like watching paint dry, a tiny move at the top (Bieber drops to third, the two Weeknd’s move up a peg) and Ed has his third hit off X… you remember X, it dropped FIFTEEN MONTHS AGO. It might well be a bitch to get anything to hit big in the music world of 2015 but if it does -watch out, folks, because nothing else has moved an inch. Meanwhile, expect nothing but the weekend for months to come.
the three neo soul albums, one in the second month of the season, and two as the season bows out, made a case for this being the summer where neo soul got important
Tell Your Friends – The Weeknd – I love the intro, it kinda shudders in and than Abel does broad and swift and small and minor brushstrokes in a self portrait that sounds like two parts deduction with a chorus that doesn’t soar it more likes shakes on the beat.
Sure, this is all over the damn place but that’s because there is no centrifugal force in pop, it is all on the fringes with pop EDM , country and hip hop vying for the charts and EDM winning by a hair. Later on I’ll figure favorites among the favorites but in pure pop for now people form? The Weeknd is unbeatable.
That’s the thing about this brave new pop moment, if I don’t l like “High On The Beach”. all I have to do is wait a minute and here Lana Del Rey comes around again with a song to take the nasty taste out of my mouth.
I haven’t seen the Weeknd since… well actually since July when he performed a song at Taylor Swift’s Metlife gig. But I haven’t seen him perform a set since he opened for Justin Timberlake in 2013 and while truth be told, there is no way I am going to Jones Beach this weekend for a half hour set, these concert at MSG and Barclay Center?
Why has Miguel not hit pop yet? I like the Weeknd fine, and I’ve seen both Miguel and the Weeknd live on stage and the Weeknd was much better. However, Wild Heart is a great album and I really surprised it had no traction. I’ll take “The valley” over “The Hills” and I actually really like “The Hills”.
The Hills – The Weeknd – The one time I saw this guy live I was impressed, less a DJ then a soul man, and this soulful come on, trying to get her out of the Friend zone, is yet another gorgeous neo-R&B track , it clicks nicely and is as good as anything he has ever done- A-
ot the greatest charts you’ll ever see but you can’t have everything, what it lacks in bang zoom it makes up with the Weeknd inching its way up the charts with the best 50 Shades track. Otherwise, the UK is reading more like the US charts every day, the only oddity here is Ella.
The one time I saw The Weeknd live, I was shocked at how lively he was, the poster boy for dark and moody new r&b once he hit the stage simply wasn’t any more. The one time I saw Ariana on stage, she was the pits. Put em together and you have a mediocre but popular song.
Luscious Jackson made a welcome return to the fray with an album that is shockingly wonderful and fun. The 1990s indie band reformed in 2011 and just released their first new album and it is really great. I know I’m gonna forget about it but I hope you don’t.
Wicked Games – The Weeknd – The sound of modern r&b is a slo mo dub step droopiness that the youngsters seem to dig today, if it had a better melody maybe I’d agree that this production star is big time – C+