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Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, dropped a new album, Kiss Land, last year, but that hasn't stopped him from putting out more new music this year. In June we heard "Often," and now he's…   Read Story »
You've known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry for nearly two decades. She scored a UK hit with…   Read Story »
Abel Tesfaye doesn't generally throw individual songs up on Soundcloud for the hell of it, but he did it last night, sharing a ghostly R&B dirge called "Often." The song comes with no details, but…   Read Story »
"Or Nah," the recent hit from the Californian R&B libertine Ty Dolla $ign, is a gorgeously textured piece of work, but it's also a total asshole anthem, a weirdly pushy sex song. Wiz Khalifa showed…   Read Story »
Last summer Portishead's Geoff Barrow went on the warpath against the Weeknd after the Weeknd's song "Belong To The World" appeared to sample Portishead's "Machine Gun." Barrow (pictured) claimed…   Read Story »
A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn't the first time rhythm &…   Read Story »
The Weeknd and Ty Dolla $ign are two very different breeds of sex-obsessed R&B weirdo. The Weeknd has perfected the "lonely, wounded lothario" persona; he sounds like he's also hurting himself when…   Read Story »
We've heard interpretations of "Drunk In Love" from Kanye West, James Blake, Diplo, Future, Feature, and Angel Haze. If that's not enough for you, you're in luck: The Weeknd released his own take…   Read Story »
As we noted earlier, the Hunger Games film series has taken over for Twilight not only as the default literary/cinematic obsession for brooding teeny-boppers but as the pipeline for connecting those…   Read Story »
Ever since he stopped being an anonymous internet presence and started being a flesh-and-blood major-label recording artist, the Weeknd has fully entered the rap-album featured-artist turntable.…   Read Story »