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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: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  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. 90
    “After Hours,” his rousing fourth studio album, is laden with sparkled trauma, kaleidoscopic emotional confusion, urgent and panting physical release paired with failed-state romantic dyspepsia.
  3. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    Here songs bleed into each other, with sonic references dotted throughout to neaten up threads that previously he would have left to unravel. By balancing the two sides of his musical personality – not to mention add some levity to that boring, bad-taste id – After Hours feels like the first Weeknd album in a while to offer up a clear, singular vision rather than something frustratingly abstract.
  4. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    Even though the subjects may not be sung about with as much grit as they once were, they are certainly darker than the pop genre that's entrapped the artist in recent years.
  5. Mar 26, 2020
    80
    Production-wise especially, this is The Weeknd’s strongest project yet, and deserves all the recognition.
  6. Mar 24, 2020
    79
    It’s hard to tell where the universe of listeners fixated on filling spiritual voids through sex, drugs, and romance ends and the universe of the Weeknd’s tortured, empty melancholy and drunken, devastating love begins. That’s the beautiful blur of After Hours.
  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 180
  1. Mar 23, 2020
    10
    Great album !!! I love it ! I think this is the best Abels album . So love hardest to love and faith
  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 31, 2020
    10
    I love the album really the best work in the carrer of abel
    I can't stop to listen this album
  4. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    “After Hours” shares very personal sides of Weeknd’s life, while the sound of it try to camouflage all the problems he’s being through. Maybe,“After Hours” shares very personal sides of Weeknd’s life, while the sound of it try to camouflage all the problems he’s being through. Maybe, it’s the best part of it, which makes the project a very definitive point of his career. Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    this albums sounds like its the best weeknd album out there and lives up the hype it hard and was worth the wait perfect 80's influence ,this albums sounds like its the best weeknd album out there and lives up the hype it hard and was worth the wait perfect 80's influence , amazing vocal production everything just makes this album perfect 10 Expand
  6. Mar 26, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Isn't the best álbum of The Weeknd, but is also incredible! My favorite songs is Faith, Too Late, Blinding Lights and Save your tears. 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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