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Album Review: The Weeknd - Echoes of Silence

Album Review: The Weeknd - Echoes of Silence

Wednesday 8th February, 2012 11:54AM

Whether you particularly enjoyed them or not, 2011 saw the emergence of various musical genres and trends being pushed to new heights and fresh levels of exposure. We saw Skrillex force ‘new’ and Americanized dubstep onto the iPods of 14 year old school kids, Jamie Xx and SBTRKT pushing UK Garage/Bass onto the ears of folk and electro hipsters alike, and Drake, Frank Ocean, and The Weeknd successfully culturing a new breed of Alternative R’n’B that are causing quakes in both mainstream and underground circles. So when The Weeknd released the final chapter in his trilogy of 2011 mixtapes, Echoes of Silence, it was hardly a shock to see it met with oodles of anticipation, excitement, and most of all, curiosity. Curiosity to see what would be thrown at the listener in what was an already highly unpredictable year of music. Fortunately The Weekend was equal to the task and capped of his debut year with his most refined release yet.

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