THE WEEKND + KISSLAND = DISAPPOINTMENT

The Weeknd + Kissland = Disappointment
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THE WEEKND + KISSLAND = DISAPPOINTMENT



Written by Al Raz
11 Wednesday 11th September 2013
I've just listened to the whole of The Weeknd's new album Kiss Land and it's safe to say I'm unsurprisingly but unfortunately disappointed, again. Before writing this I checked all other respectable music blogs to see what they had to say and it appears I'm not the only one.
 
Confidently being one of The Weeknd's number 1 fans in 2011, House Of Balloons rocked my 22 year old world. I had it on every day and there still isn't one track on that album that is overplayed. The music video to The Knowing will forever be my favourite and Wicked Games is my personal best, but it was after this that things started to slide. I feel like Abel Tesfaye did the opposite to Drake by starting from the top and now he's here. Each release after House Of Balloons seemed a little less original and enjoyable with a little less magic.
 
 
There's only a few tracks off Thursday and Echoes Of Silence that matched any of the tracks on the first. Then we had the music videos. They became unimaginative and ruined the songs for me, especially Wicked Games and Rolling Stone. The personal appearances that Abel put in also were no longer rare and his mysterious identity that had once been intriguing was now smack bang in my face, and it wasn't that pretty.
 
 
I don't want to bash The Weeknd too much as his music is still very different and better from your average RnB, and I somewhat enjoy his imagery. I'm just disappointed, that's all, but that's so much worse - as any boyfriend will tell you that they've learnt from listening to females. 
 
Kissland is cool but it's boring. It's really poppy and standard and just lacks the mysteriousness, darkness and sexiness that once blew sexuality active people's minds. It's no longer mood music that people choose to get high to in the bath to or have on in the bedroom, it's just around the internet. 
 
The Weeknd is a great artist and he's created some of my favourite music, it's just another disappointing album. 
On a brighter note, the music video to Live For was released last night and Drake looks really fit in it so that's great. Listen to the new Kissland here on Soundcloud and make up your own mind, and check Live For below.
 

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