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The Weeknd

The Weeknd is getting some play around the office these days as I continue my love for outlandish and campy R&B. It all started with Grand Theft and super group Gayngs. Now comes The Weeknd... It's a little confusing at first, the wailing of Toronto singer Abel Tesfaye is almost too authentic sounding but the lyrics are funny.
I'm pretty sure I hate this album, but I know I like track 4 "The Morning"

Pitchfork says:
"The group's penchant for druggy atmospherics is mirrored in their lyrical content, which is overtly sexual, narcotics-focused, and occasionally downright frightening. Debauchery is obviously nothing new in R&B, but this takes it a step further-- the drugs are harder, the come-ons feel predatory and lecherous, and the general feeling is self-hating rather than celebratory. On opener "High for This", Tesfaye handholds a partner through some strange sex act, singing, "Trust me, girl, you wanna be high for this." "Glass Table Girls" is pretty clearly about doing coke. Because we don't know these guys, it's hard to say whether these are real-life tales or imaginative storytelling-- you want to think the latter, but ultimately the anonymity makes it seem more disturbing."

Benjie says:
"sounds like Chopped and Screwed Beiber"

You can decide for yourself.
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