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Review: The Weeknd's Greatest Hits Appear On New Compilation


Abel Tesfaye, known onstage as The Weeknd, is one of the most influential artists of the last decade. Thankfully, eighteen of his top songs are being preserved on one exclusive long play called THE HIGHLIGHTS.


Tesfaye's music is his own style that imitates rap crossed with R&B. While many tracks including "Save Your Tears" and "Blinding Lights" are squeaky clean, others like "The Hills" and "Often" are less than family-friendly, and overall responsible for the album's hard AD rating. Parents can expect a fair amount of swearing, including but not limited to "f--k", "s--t", sexual terms such as "p---y", and racial slurs including "n----a".


References to violence are present on "Pray for Me" ("life a livin' hell, puddles of blood in the streets / Shooters on top of the building, government aid ain't relief").


On "Often", Tesfaye sings about sexual intercourse. The song's scandalous chorus speaks of the artist's intentions to "make that p---y rain" and "make that p---y poppin'". The track also references marijuana use.