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The Weeknd

The Weeknd is Abel Tesfaye, an R&B artist from Toronto, Canada. Abel started uploading songs to YouTube in 2010, andhassampled such artists asBeach House and Siouxsie and the Banshees. In March of 2011 he dropped his first mixtape, HouseOfBalloons. Each track is a marvel of texture,drawing from the aching moans of screw music and the sexual impulses ofearly1990s new jack swing, all buried in a hazy cloud that’s part too-coolaffectation, part bleeding-out puddle. Thevocals,sometimes sung and sometimes rapped, talk about ugly things in a pretty voice, making for a toneof flashy bohemianism.Drake,the group’s citymate, toys with a similar aesthetic, but the Weeknd takes his ambivalent emotional tenor and stretchesitout,building a whole worldview from it.

Similar Bands: Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Drake, Miguel

LPs
Kiss Land
09/10/2013

3.2
210 Votes
Compilations
Trilogy
11/13/2012

3.9
154 Votes
Echoes of Silence
2011

4
553 Votes
Thursday
2011

3.7
502 Votes
House of Balloons
2011

4
775 Votes

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