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The Weeknd album review

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R&B rarely looks at life in anything other than black and white. Love is the best, except when it’s bad, in which case it’s the absolute worst. Constant partying has no side effects, and if anything goes wrong, it’s always someone else’s fault.

Providing some much-needed shades of grey is Canadian Abel Tesfaye, working under his nom de croon, The Weeknd – a character lost in a vapid whirlpool of decadence and self-loathing. What’s fascinating is that he knows it and communicates it so engagingly on Trilogy, a major-label compilation of his three excellent self-released mixtapes. While many will have heard it already, its physical release is welcome, adding some honesty and maturity to the R&B charts that Labrinth and Chris Brown have yet to bring.

By Oliver Keens
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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Close X The Holy Month of Ramadan started on Thursday, June 18 and will last for one month. During this time live music and DJ sets will stop and opening hours may change at all venues. Please call ahead to confirm details with the outlet.