AOTY 2019
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Blinding Lights
80
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Stankysauce
85
I GUESS HE'S GOING SYNTHWAVE ON THIS NEW PROJECT AS WELL AND I AM READY
Tielur
84
Thank you Abel for doing something pleasant and throwing a curve ball at me. I'm very happy with this!
zachthesnack
84
Wow this new Weeknd project is looking invigorating as hell, really digging this new synth infused direction!!

If you told me at the beginning of the year that Abel and Frank Ocean would both be releasing projects by the end of the year and that I would be more interested in Abel’s I would have chuckled, but alas here we are. Excited for both records nonetheless!
TheDankestMeme
85
I am really hyped for his new project now! Abel delivers a synthwave influenced song that just bangs really hard. While I enjoyed Heartless, it was still a little generic and there could be big improvements, but Blinding Lights just takes everything to another level of good. The vocals are way better, the production is amazing and much more unique than Heartless and the lyrics are way better. Abel seems to be taking a different route with this single and again while it's no House of Balloons, ... read more
RakkSingles
88
I wish that was longer
cause oh my that was something else
exception
40
Cool decision to switch up his sound, but I can't see this being a remedy to The Weeknd's long term inconsistencies.
Saucelord777
90
The Weeknd is back baby!!!!!!!!!!WOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Oh yeah, also this is also my 1,000th rating :P
76fex
25
Stupid song, stupid new look. Guess a simple mix and match of synths and decade-specific motifs is all it takes to impress nowadayz.

I swear to god yalls ears have alzheimer's....
AZIZ
NR
Now, this is what I wanted. Abel reinventing himself and in a very exciting and fresh way
pristinebodies
62
meh, i'm not super impressed honestly. the synthwave vibe of this track just feels super fake and uninspired to me personally. Abel's singing is pretty great, i enjoy the vocal melodies, and while it's on its certainly enjoyable, but it's not making me really excited for this new album cycle at all. it'd probably be awesome for late-night city driving, but other than that i'm really not getting much out of it. maybe i'll check out the new album when it comes out? we'll see!
jewest30211
80
What’s this? I’m actually looking forward to a Weeknd album?
phoenixz
87
This sounds like an updated 80’s banger. I love it and it makes me more exited for The Weekends upcoming project.
JeremiahMurphy
80
The Weeknds singles so far> Franks. I'm excited for this album lowkey
InspPlatsSingle
90
This is exactly what I needed from Abel! "Blinding Lights" is an exciting, colorful track with lyrics that fit so well into the aesthetic and that synthline is catchy as hell!
JohnnyB1965
90
HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS??? Heartless sounded like a b side from Starboy. Now this... This is amazing. I never, ever thought I'd get a synthwave Weeknd song, but I need more now. His voice fits beautifully over everything, but this synthy banger serves it extra well. Weeknd back!
MrMclainy
74
Much better.
hiphopcritiques
80
2 for 2 Weeknd. 2 FOR 2!
FreddyBernard
84
definitely better than than 'Heartless' i'm loving the 70s vibe / homage to 'False Alarm' from his last album with the synths
NR
unexpected but slaps
Cman99
90
Abel, please if you are reading this, I’m begging for more synthwave songs on the new album. I need more
Starr
80
Should have been the first single, but still infinitely better than "Heartless".
Reyes2k
87
Now this, is it:)
Leo_AV
90
Please let's pretend that "Heartless" never existed. THIS is what I wanted to hear, this was what I expected last Wednesday.
FleetwoodGrips
NR
Much better. If Abel's entering a serious synthwave phase, I'm here for it.
86
This is really solid
nebua
75
I am really happy with syntwave and The Weeknd relation.
Z.Younk
NR
Not very hyped on either new Weeknd song. We want some House of Balloons and Kiss Land type shit
ErickNya
70
Muchísimo mejor.
Thenotoriousbig
NR
I prefer heartess over this, maybe I'm a bit too used to abel's old ways, but this sounds actually really cool
BuzzReplayz
97
This is fireeweee
elitimesfour
85
Even bigger vibes, this new album hopefully gonna be his best one yet.
87
This came in and hit me like a ton of bricks, synths straight out of an 80s banger. I need more of this.
Samsonit
50
This song was extremely bland. One of the reasons I can't get into this sort of music is because I hate a lot of 80s music. This track was obviously inspired by an 80's sound, and just isn't my way of music. It's okay.
84
Damn Abel you really went full A-ha on us
Pdaola22
80
Synths are sick. I like how he's changing it up.
kimchilli
85
This song makes me wanna snort all kind of things ๐Ÿ˜‚
reesesbytravis
90
SYNTHS I LOVE SYNTHS
Joeybadassfan
87
Wow this was such a fun song
jackbradyligma
81
IF THIS MAN PULLS A SYNTHWAVE ALBUM ON US IM GONNA BE SO HAPPY OH MY GOD
NR
showstopping, never been done before
MusicGod
85
heck yea
LZGray
NR
Great single. Lovely throwback aesthetics while still maintaining a sense of identity and personality.
donovan_j32
65
The songwriting and melody throughout this song is endearing enough, and the synths at the beginning of the song sound awesome. But the beat while he's actually singing is painfully mediocre and somewhat annoying. Still a decent track tho
NR
Feels pretty lacking in personality, both in the lyrics and glossed up production. This new phase in his career isn’t really looking too good so far. The Weeknd is a great vocalist but here it feels like his talent is being used insincerely, like he’s making music just to make it.
GyBen
100
> Frank Ocean singles smh
tribecalledrake
100
PERFECTION.
VPotrich
100
Blinding Lights é um dos melhores revivals de new wave oitentista dos últimos tempos.
FeelsRijoMan
88
The best The Weeknd as ever sounded since Privelige
ThatOtherGuy
86
Out of the two singles, this is the one I'll be playing the most, and for good reason. All those synths took me to 1986, hence the overall score. Abel's expressing his more tender side, after the rough 'Heartless', and the lyrics feel emotional. XO crew's really eating this week.
95
Heartless was good but Blinding Lights is even better with its 80s synths, danceable groove and a melancholic atmosphere you’d come to expect from The Weeknd.
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