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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for The Weeknd features guest appearances from Jim Carrey, Lil Wayne, and Tyler, the Creator as well as contributions from Oscar Holter, Quincy Jones, Max Martin, and Oneohtrix Point Never.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jan 7, 2022
    The first big album of 2022 delivers like an 80 lb. baby.
  2. Jan 12, 2022
    With Dawn FM The Weeknd has demonstrated a vision that the vast majority of his peers would be incapable of, and has executed it with finesse and a slippery, enigmatic charm.
  3. Jan 10, 2022
    The album’s features are among the best in the Weeknd catalogue, highlighting love and loss spanning decades.
  4. 80
    New record is a self-knowing contradiction to The Weeknd’s past celebrations of impermanence via one-night stands and sleazy affairs. Now he understands, even regrets, his flighty behaviour.
  5. Jan 10, 2022
    Dawn FM is no Thriller by any means (sorry Timbaland) but it’s a solid chapter in the story of an artist who continues to unabashedly defy expectations. And ultimately, we’re lucky to be along for the ride.
  6. Jan 7, 2022
    Whilst it lacks the character and vivacity of its predecessor, ‘Dawn FM’ develops the latest reinvention of the Weeknd with its dramatic instrumentation and refreshed view of the world.
  7. Jan 14, 2022
    The Canadian megastar avoids the pitfalls of cheap, nostalgia bait by earnestly repurposing and breathing life into deep cuts from a bygone era.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 365
  1. Jan 7, 2022
    Hi! I loved the album. I was excited to see your concert but you canceled them.
  2. Jan 7, 2022
    Just an amazing album.Whole radio thing was brilliant.Great vocals from weeknd
  3. Jan 8, 2022
    I’m a pretty avid listener of The Weeknd. His music always feels deeply introspective and vulnerable while being wrapped in dark tunes that II’m a pretty avid listener of The Weeknd. His music always feels deeply introspective and vulnerable while being wrapped in dark tunes that I really enjoy. The difference in Dawn FM is that Abel supercharges his lyrical self-reflection in not a dark but a bright and uplifting tone. This album feels like the culmination of every piece of music he’s ever written into something truly era-defining. I agree with the critics—this album cements Abel Tesfaye as a musical legend and one of the greatest artists of this generation. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2022
    Masterpice. One of the best albums of all time. Abel Tesfaye shows us that he is the greatest and most powerful singer and performer in music today.
  5. Jan 7, 2022
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  6. Feb 8, 2022
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love the fact that the album's themes and concepts consist of; self-reflection, guilt, regret, heartbreak and is also a follow-up to After Hours. Sacrifice, Gasoline, Out of Time and Take My Breath being the main highlights that stick out to me. I love the features of Tyler, The Creator, Swedish House Mafia, Quincy Jones and Jim Carey (the radio host of Dawn FM)... All in all, this is an absolutely AMAZING start to 2022 in terms of new album releases! Expand
  7. Feb 5, 2022
    This **** is so boring its the weeknd but with less energy it’s just so disappointing to see the man who carried 2020

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