With this brief six-song EP, the Weeknd returns to the aesthetic of his breakthrough Trilogy but ends up retreading classic material rather than revivifying it.
02 Apr 2018
Riding over a wave of nocturnal, ether-addled synth textures, "Low Life" showcases standout performances from both Future and the Weekend.
04 Apr 2016
The Weeknd is one of music's biggest stars thanks to a journey that began five years ago with the release of the incomparable House of Balloons.
21 Mar 2016
Amidst the numerous deaths of pop music icons, we thought the Grammys might do something soulful this year. Lamar and Howard, at least, gave us what we needed.
16 Feb 2016
The Weeknd's breakout year is that much more remarkable given how unlikely a pop star he was.
Gerrick D. Kennedy
14 Feb 2016
By design or simple proximity, America usually winds up with a first couple of pop.
28 Sep 2015
To celebrate the one year Anniversary of the Pop Unmuted Podcast, the panel discusses pop anniversaries and the latest single from the Weeknd.
06 Jul 2015
Coachella streamed live this past weekend and here you can catch entire sets sets from the Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, and Azealia Banks.
15 Apr 2012
Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.
04 Jan 2012
The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.
01 Jan 2012
The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.
29 Dec 2011
This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.
28 Dec 2011
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