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EVERYTHING MAINSTREAM CONSENSUS:
“Starboy” is torn between The Weeknd’s traditional hazy R&B and his new pop grandeur. The album’s saving grace is it’s sweeping production and flawless vocal work by the superstar.
Having already topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Starboy (feat. Daft Punk”, follow-up single “I Feel It Coming (feat. Daft Punk)” is destined to reach the summit at some point. Meanwhile, The Weeknd’s team has strategically placed “Party Monster” as a rhythmic radio single with potential of crossing over to Top 40.