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Buddy_Gilapagos
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"This Weeknd Dawn FM Album though "
Fri Jan-07-22 09:30 AM by Buddy_Gilapagos

  

          

On first listen this album is really really good. I've liked a lot of the Weeknd but he has some times left me cold. His music can be very impersonal and purposefully heartless (its a theme in a lot of his songs).

I really started to appreciate him though with the video series from that last album. It was so twisted and freakish, made me realize there was some serious stuff going on under the surface.

He has been tinkering with this synth 80s sounds for some time but I think he figured it out how to do it beyond novelty and pastiche and has real heart.

I use to think he was a bit too derivative of MJJ, but he has definitely broken free of that with this album. Its fitting he is wearing old man makeup on the cover because this is definitely a more mature album. He even indirectly addresses his previous coldness with the Quincy Jones (I'm guessing) interlude. That “I Want To Thank You” sample on “Sacrifice”, chef's kiss.

Can't wait to listen to a bunch more times.



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Yeah he tried the sound for first time on Starboy but failed miserably.....
Jan 07th 2022
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i enjoyed it but not as much as his last album
Jan 07th 2022
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i consider myself a big fan, but this album is not hitting for me
Jan 07th 2022
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Not a fan previously - I like this
Jan 10th 2022
4
Re:Breakbot. This is fascinating...
Jan 11th 2022
5
      I think it's Breakbot's influences a lot too
Jan 13th 2022
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Hellyeah
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Fri Jan-07-22 12:06 PM

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1. "Yeah he tried the sound for first time on Starboy but failed miserably....."
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now he finally unlocked the sound/aesthetic with the cohesiveness of after hours...project came out fire

  

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mista k5
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Fri Jan-07-22 01:12 PM

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2. "i enjoyed it but not as much as his last album"
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took me 7 songs to get into one i really liked on this but then the rest pretty much stayed on the same level. definitely going to give it more plays.

  

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Nabs
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3. "i consider myself a big fan, but this album is not hitting for me"
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it certainly makes After Hours look even better than it already did, though.

  

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handle
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4. "Not a fan previously - I like this"
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I really really really think he's been listening to:
Breakbot
Holy Ghost!
And a liltte.... Justice

PLUS All the post-disco/boogie stuff we all heard in the 80s.
PLUS All the new wave synthpop groups from the 80s.

And I like it.

But a song like Sacrifice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VafTMsrnSTU

Sounds *a lot* like a Breakbot song. Not in in particular but they general sound.

Other songs sound like Depeche Mode mixed with Holy Ghost!.

Again, I dig it.

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5. "Re:Breakbot. This is fascinating..."
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Because Bruno Mars has blatantly stolen a Breakbot song and now if The Weeknd is aping from him as well... then this dude, virtually unknown by the general public, is influencing the hell out of the generation's biggest pop stars. There's an article begging to be written about this.

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handle
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6. "I think it's Breakbot's influences a lot too"
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>Because Bruno Mars has blatantly stolen a Breakbot song and
>now if The Weeknd is aping from him as well... then this dude,
>virtually unknown by the general public, is influencing the
>hell out of the generation's biggest pop stars. There's an
>article begging to be written about this.

I might be hearing Breakbot when I'm actually hearing an updated take on Nu Disco and City Pop - which both influenced Breakbot a lot.

And the vocal stylings on Breakbot songs when collaborators Ruckazoid and Yasmin sing are similar to the style The Weeknd employs often - but ALL are very obviously influenced by the non-HE-HE style of Michael Jackson.

City pop song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZyS-ms6-RA


I don't think he's biting at all, just have very similar shared influences.

I think he could cover Another You very easily:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dybNNo8y48k

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