Blinding Lights (track) by The Weeknd
Blinding Lights appears on the following album(s) by The Weeknd:
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 88.2/100, a mean average of 86.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.0/100. The standard deviation for this track is 15.6.
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People will look back here in 20, 40, 80 years and look at this as one of the biggest popsongs ever. Mark my words
For it's impact on pop culture, 10/10. For actual quality, 6/10.
Here's the thing: as ragged on as they can, big blazing over-produced synthpop tunes from the 80s are actually pretty damn good. For The Weeknd to offer a reworking of that format is cracking, and the production on this thing is beautiful.
But his voice doesn't feel like it's in it enough, and that riff is the only real moment this song feels exciting.
As a replica, this a great tune. Beyond that, however, the appeal just isn't there.
I can't understand the high rating for this song. It seems like an attempt at nostalgia but sounds clumsily produced. He has already exhausted this lyrical content in previous albums, and the song lacks ideas melodically. It's just okay.
Very likely to a Grammy ROTY or SOTY nomination
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