The Weeknd - After Hours (2020)

Reason for Listening:
#1 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20200425). Weeks on Chart greater than 2x the rank.
Last Week: 1 | Peak: 1 | Weeks on Chart: 4

Deluxe cover

Released 20200320.
14 songs. 56:14. After Hours (2020)
14+3 songs. 56:14+09:11. After Hours (Deluxe) (2020)

First listen. Deluxe.
I like the music but not the lyrics. ("Hardest To Love")
Hmm. The first song which really catches my attention. I love the 80s sound ("Blinding Lights")

Songs in bold are the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition.
3: "Blinding Lights";
2: "Save Your Tears"; "After Hours"; "Nothing Compares"; "Final Lullaby";
1: "Too Late"; "Escape From LA"; "Faith"; "In Your Eyes"; "Missed You";
0: "Alone Again"; "Hardest To Love"; "Scared to Live"; "Repeat After Me (Interlude)"; "Until I Bleed Out";
-1: "Snowchild"; "Heartless";

Overall, I didn't like the first half of the album, but there were some gems among the second half which I'll add to my pre-star lists (I have various tracks which "compete" to become part of an ongoing list of favorites). Furthermore, while I liked the three bonus tracks, they can't make up for my opinion of the album's first half.

Overall Rating (Standard): 3.4/5
Overall Rating (Deluxe): 3.8/5
Favorite Song: "Blinding Lights"

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