This potent collaboration suggests there are many more formidable dubs yet in the 71-year-old singer. Midnight Rocker is a late-career masterpiece – and who knows how he might reinterpret it in the years to come.
After a five-year hiatus, the Pulitzer winner returns with an exhilarating epic that ties personal pain to collective trauma – and lets no one off the hook.
This fascinating band once seemed almost too eclectic – but now strong melodies and hooks drive an album that feels entirely of the moment.
Abel Tesfaye confirms his status as an all-time great with an album of icy 80s-inflected splendour.