To those not in the know they are the makers of that song you keep hearing that sounds a little like A-Ha. This one goes right back to the beginning - 2013 to be precise back when Abel Makkonen Tesfaye started his career with a blend of dark R&B and a 'mixtape' like aesthetic. Now one of the biggest stars on the planet, Kiss Land is a reminder of the shadowy artist of earlier years.
Vinyl Double LP £22.49 6781290
2LP on Republic Records / XO.
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- Kiss Land by The Weeknd
8/10 Jack 11th February 2015
In 2011 The Weeknd burst onto the R&B scene with a couple of dope mixtapes and a shadowy identity. He became known for being good at many things, including: singing about regret and longing. So are the lyrics repetitive and slightly grating at times? Yeah I guess. Do the songs sound great? Yeah they do. If you liked the mix tapes, definitely give it a listen. It isn't breaking new ground but still high quality. If you want alternative R&B with some unique sounds, give it a try. As a fan of his voice and melodies, I know this isn't an album that I'll hit and quit.
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