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After Hours

The Weeknd

After Hours

Fourth full-length album from the Canadian alternative R&B singer-songwriter with contributions from Max Martin, Metro Boomin, Oneohtrix Point Never and Tame Impala

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A collection of eclectic songs ripe with interospection and new direction
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    Production-wise especially, this is The Weeknd’s strongest project yet, and deserves all the recognition
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Naturally weaves together cinematic vignettes of debauched Hollywood and Las Vegas nights, following a new filmic tie to Uncut Gems and a prior decade of character building
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    Canadian miserablist thaws out his sound. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album explores new levels of sonic innovation, expanding on old themes while finding new shades of emotional maturity
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Abel Tesfaye is starting to show remorse for his failed relationships – but only a little bit – on this wonderfully varied yet cohesive record
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  7. 8.0 |   The Independent

    ‘After Hours’ abandons the danceability of its predecessor ‘Starboy’ in favour of moody introspection
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    The Weeknd's comeback record splits the difference between his hedonistic and reflective personas
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  9. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The Weeknd is that rarest of creatures, a pop star whose work still chomps at the boundaries
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    After Hours does feel like the Weeknd's very own version of Vegas — a place where overindulgence, self-loathing and promiscuity are not only welcomed, but encouraged
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  11. 8.0 |   NOW

    No one could have predicted the current state of the world when After Hours was first announced, but it’s a well-timed escape
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  12. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Abel Tesfaye finally delivers on his long-running vision, leveraging a self-loathing villain into an irresistible, cinematic narrative with his most satisfying collision of new wave, dream pop, and R&B
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  13. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Galvanizes the strengths of previous efforts without lingering in a sense of stasis
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  14. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    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
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    His epic breakup album feels right for our cold, lonely times
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  16. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Perhaps After Hours’ retro electronic sound does have a bleak vibe that suits the times, but only if you block out the words
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