Echoes of Silence (Mixtape) – The Weeknd
Everyone’s favorite tortured Torontonian is back with his third mixtape of the year, and he doesn’t disappoint. Echoes of Silence opens with Abel flexing his singing chops while covering Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana,” and he adds his own touch and does it justice. Man of the moment Clams Casino helped out with “The Fall,” and Juicy J hops on the end of “Same Old Song” and provides his trademark “we trippy mane!” as the song closes. My favorite track “Initiation” takes this project from good to great, and it is definitely worth the download.