The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

By Evan Sawdey

Beauty swaps the Weeknd's black light laments for humming neon fluorescents, the party line kept intact though the guests are having much more fun. 28 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

21 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Like most any pimp and smalltime dealer (at least those in the movies), DJay thinks he's got it down.

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Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection (2005)

Bill and Ted have barely a brain between them and speak in brilliantly realized Surferese: they're that guy you know who still snickers at the double entendres in Van Halen album titles.

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21 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bad News Bears (2005)

Morris Buttermaker's (Billy Bob Thornton) efforts to 'get down' with his token black player lead to slogany appreciation for the struggle ('Don't trust whitey') and the requisite 'the shizzle'.

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	Various Artists: Is It Rolling Bob? Dub Versions

Is it rolling? More like a dull unfurling.

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	Various Artists: Elektronische Musik - Interkontinental 4

Somewhere along the way, techno got skinny. Things were lush, then they got small. This is pan-European unity, microhouse-style.

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	Luke Temple: Hold a Match for a Gasoline World

One part Jeff Buckley, one part Neil Young, and one part Wayne Coyne, Luke Temple is responsible for the surprise of the year thus far.

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	Studio Pankow: Linienbusse

Teuton techno trio take six years to make improv record named after bus schedules. Unsurprisingly, it's not turbo-charged- but it was worth the wait.

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20 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Major Stars: 4

One of the album's ample musical sequences seems to evoke Jehovah, general of heaven, controlling cosmic battle sequences between Heaven and Hell with his formidable lead guitar.

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	Daniel Lanois: Belladonna

Daniel Lanois' instrumental voyage willingly pitches us into an ocean made turbulent by conflicting emotions.

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	Doug Hoekstra: Su Casa, Mi Casa: The Official Live Bootleg

At his best, Doug Hoekstra shakes off the folk music clichés and demonstrates how songs can transport listeners to a specific time, place, and state of mind.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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