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Mash-ups

Mash-Up: Ellie Goulding x Birdman & Lil’ Wayne (Scott Melker)

Well, it didn’t take long for Scott Melker to put his own spin on Ellie Goulding‘s stellar cover of The Weeknd’s “High For This”. Birdman & Lil’ Weezy’s “Pop Bottles” might have been overused awhile back, but it happens to meld perfectly as Goulding croons over the subdued synth. Find more from Scott Melker on […]

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2011 Lists

2011 Wrap-up: Top Tracks of the Year #30-#21

As we continue on. Here are #30-#21 of my favorite joints of 2011. Stream the whole list at Spotify (and tell a friend). #40-#31 30. The Weeknd – The Morning Abil Tesfaye turned mystery into a buzz R&B hasn’t seen since Drake traded a wheel chair for a mic. “The Morning” capitalizes on that mystery […]

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R&B

The Weeknd: Echoes of Silence (free album)

As promised, Abil Tesfaye aka the Weeknd returns with his third free album in 2011. Echoes of Silence was release free last night and a brief listen sounds like it has the chance to reach House of Balloons and Thursday heights. One thing is for sure, “Dirty Diana” will never sound the same. The Weeknd […]

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2011 albums Lists

2011 Wrap-up: Top Albums of the Year #20 – #16

Lots o’ good albums this year so I’ve expanded to 20 albums. Feel free to chime in and leave your top 20 (or 5 or 10 or 1) in the comments. Lets go. 20. Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials (cop it here) If Florence and the Machine’s debut album Lungs was the band’s introduction, […]

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albums R&B

EP REVIEW: The Weeknd – Thursday

The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye is up to his old tricks again on his latest ep Thursday, but I’d venture to say this release may be more concise than House of Balloons. Head on over to Atlanta Music Guide for my review and download the Weeknd – Thursday free below: The Weeknd – Thursday (.zip) […]

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R&B

MP3: The Weeknd – The Birds (Part I)

Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd goes hard on this guitar heavy and militant drum beat that I can’t get enough of. I can’t believe I’m saying this again, but I think I like R&B. The Weeknd – The Birds (Part I) via Fader Don’t forget to check out my review of House of Balloons here.

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albums R&B

ALBUM REVIEW: The Weeknd – House of Balloons

The Weeknd – House of Balloons Rating: 7 out of 10 Tracy Morgans The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye must have known I’ve been humming/belting old Aaliyah, Ginuwine and Jodeci jams reliving ‘1990s-‘2000s R&B moments lately. Turns out he does ’90s-’00s R&B better than most of the acts in that decade. The production feels like Swing […]