The Weeknd performs on November 24, 2016.
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By Nash Jenkins
November 25, 2016

After weeks of teasing it, The Weeknd dropped his third studio album, Starboy, late on Thanksgiving night.

It’s been fifteen months since the 26-year-old R&B artist formerly known as Abel Tesfaye released his sophomore project, Beauty Behind the Madness. It was a brassy, occasionally cocky collection, and it worked, but Starboy‘s strengths lie in its subtlety. Its sound is heavily ambient — perfect for wintertime — and while Tesfaye’s vocals are as gorgeous as ever, the strongest tracks are those that feature tasty collaborations: Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, and Future are all there.

Download Starboy on iTunes or stream on Spotify.

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