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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian artist features contributions from such artists as Belly, Max Martin, Metro Boomin, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Tame Impala.
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Escape From LA
You pillow talk to me about the men who try to get in between us They buy you bags and jewelry, yeah They think your kindness is so weak Know you... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 20, 2020
    96
    The Weeknd’s music has always been about contrasts, and here the beauty and the madness are more smoothly integrated than ever. “After Hours” is one of the most successful musicians of the past decade testing the balance between innovation and commerciality as much as anyone today.
  2. Mar 30, 2020
    82
    After Hours is the most satisfying blend of “old” and “new” Weeknd that he’s ever put forth on a single project.
  3. 80
    Like Starboy, there’s a hefty Eighties influence here, although for the most part, After Hours abandons the danceability of its predecessor in favour of moody introspection. This is the music you listen to when the party’s over.
  4. 80
    ‘After Hours’ stands as The Weeknd’s strongest record in some time.
  5. Mar 26, 2020
    80
    After Hours is not exactly a new iteration but a cinematic retrospective of the entirety of the Weeknd. Its vignettes offer the purest amalgams of the earliest, bleakest alternative R&B mixtapes, like 2011's House of Balloons, to the more recent run of massive pop projects, like 2016's Starboy. Hopefully, such a retrospective lens may also cue a coming balance of his conflicting set of feelings and how he frames them.
  6. Mar 25, 2020
    75
    Truly great pop is escapist, a chance to transform the otherwise mundane into something divine for a three-minute time span. Tesfaye doesn’t always get it right, but on After Hours, he offers up at least a few moments of communion during a time of isolation.
  7. Mar 27, 2020
    60
    "After Hours" and "Until I Bleed Out" recapture some of that old fear, but any heft these moments might have had flounder without the proper buildup. The listener's just meant to be satisfied that yes, that is the Weeknd singing, so this must be another Weeknd album. But the problem with After Hours is that: its Weeknd-ness is still the centerpiece, the thesis, what the Weeknd wants us to see the most. It's been a decade, and the story still hasn't changed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 171
  1. Mar 21, 2020
    10
    to all those who are here to hate on abel without even listening to the album , this is real music. i have been listening to abel since 2012to all those who are here to hate on abel without even listening to the album , this is real music. i have been listening to abel since 2012 and his songs never got off my heart and it never will. this album is art and abel is the best artist in this game. no matter how many haters come and try to spoil it abel , we xo love you till we OD. thank you for blessing us with this after the long wait. we love you. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2020
    10
    I first thought this album was about to be Kiss Land 2.0 when I first heard After hours (the track) a month ago, and ended up believing thisI first thought this album was about to be Kiss Land 2.0 when I first heard After hours (the track) a month ago, and ended up believing this delivery is a dark version of Norman F***ing Rockwell!

    P.S "Faith" is my personal fav.
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  3. Mar 26, 2020
    10
    uma perfeita sonoridade e sentindo contextualizado, mostra que The Weeknd superou todas as eras passadas
  4. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    Incredible production, vocals and concept. Abel mixes all of his sounds together to a project that might be his greatest ever.
  5. Mar 20, 2020
    10
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  6. Mar 24, 2020
    9
    Amo o modo como Abel entra no seu personagem, mesmo muitas vezes suas letras representando sua vida em determinados aspectos. O instrumentalAmo o modo como Abel entra no seu personagem, mesmo muitas vezes suas letras representando sua vida em determinados aspectos. O instrumental sempre nos conquista com seu ritmo e sua voz é simplesmente magica. Super recomendado. Expand
  7. Mar 29, 2020
    0
    no versatility, i feel like all his songs sound the exact same. i get that he relies on what he knows will automatically be a hit, he shouldno versatility, i feel like all his songs sound the exact same. i get that he relies on what he knows will automatically be a hit, he should try different styles and genres, people will get bored with the pumping of the same song over and over again Expand

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