August 27, 2015


The Weeknd's 'Beauty Behind the Madness': 16 Things You'll Experience

#1Intro after intro primed to turn you up to 11

The Weeknd's sophomore album drops Friday, August 28—here's everything that's hit us during a frenzied week of compulsive, nonstop advance listening.

Whether it's the sludge-slams of "The Hills," the deep-sea soundscape that leads us into "Often," the guitar apocalypse of Beauty Behind the Madness' first song, "Real Life," the instant soul drop on "Tell Your Friends," the crescendoing fuzz on "Can't Feel My Face," the nightmare tune-up on "Shameless," the blues croon on "Dark Times" or the LSD daydream ooohs on "Prisoner," almost every track will amp your pulse up immediately.

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