Normally the way I decide on my top 5 songs of the week is by the number of times I've played a track during the previous week. It's sort of a retrospective on what was pouring through my ear buds. If I followed that rule for 4 April, the top 5 would be 5 of the 9 songs on The Weeknd's mixtape House of Balloons. Instead, here's a step to keep some variety on the list while exposing you to the 3rd album to make my short list for album of the year so far.
It's the most sleazy, sexy, sensuous album I've heard since 2009's debut from The xx. Enjoy
You can currently download "House of Balloons" for free at Pretty Much Amazing.