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Articles by Evan Boyd (3)

The Weeknd performing in 2013. The Weeknd’s second album displays his somber style and dourly self-reflective themes above the title of his most popular track.

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The Weeknd’s mainstream breakout combines dark R&B with pop

September 18, 2015 0 comments

When Abel Tesfaye dropped a few tracks in 2011 under the moniker “The Weeknd,” it was at a moment when R&B had a taken a turn for the weird.

The members of Modest Mouse, coming off of their certified Gold 2007 album “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,” felt pressure to make their latest work “Strangers to Ourselves” perfect, according to the band.

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Modest Mouse’s new album: From nostalgic to novel

April 3, 2015 1 comment

“Strangers to Ourselves” brings a throwback palette of angsty ’90s instrumentation mixed with newer electronic, studio tweaks.

Drake released his chart-topping mixtape by surprise Feb. 13. His fourth studio record, “Views from the 6,” is due out later this year.

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‘If You’re Reading This,’ Drake has already topped the charts

February 27, 2015 0 comments

Toronto-based rapper Drake raised a lot of questions when he dropped a surprise mixtape on a random Thursday earlier this month.