Blinding Lights (track) by The Weeknd

Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
Year: 2020
From the album After Hours (track #9)
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 171 votes)
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Blinding Lights appears on the following album(s) by The Weeknd:


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Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 171 votes)
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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 87.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 88.9/100. The standard deviation for this track is 14.9.

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From 06/14/2022 19:15
People will look back here in 20, 40, 80 years and look at this as one of the biggest popsongs ever. Mark my words
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From 01/01/2021 00:06
For it's impact on pop culture, 10/10. For actual quality, 6/10.
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From 06/26/2020 08:09
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.
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From 06/24/2020 17:12
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.
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From 04/04/2020 23:00
Very likely to a Grammy ROTY or SOTY nomination
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