The Weeknd – After Hours (REACTION/1st Thoughts)

The Weeknd – After Hours

Released: 20 March 2020

     With the help of Oscar Holter and Max Martin, The Weeknd is able to introduce hazily-textured elements of dream-pop into After Hours, which ultimately pushes the album over the creative edge, into greatness.

With newfound dream-pop influences to couple with his signature, sinister lyrics and production backed by long-time faithful, Illangelo…Does “After Hours” compare to The Weeknd‘s other albums and mixtapes?

★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.

– @TOP5RAPWEBSITE

Rating Categories:
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.

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