17 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Solemn, wrenching and totally stunning; Freetown Sound proves Dev Hynes has become one of pop’s great alchemists. Named after Sierra Leone’s capital (his father’s hometown), it’s an album, says Hynes, “for the under-appreciated.” Its dominant themes—exquisite heartbreak and displacement—check that description out. The music—scintillating, poised, and sticky synth-soul—make it a record for the under-appreciated to hold very close. Highlights are bountiful, but the ecstatic “Best To You” receives a glorious Real Thing assist and “Hadron Collider”, a mercurial Nelly Furtado ballad, will long stay with you.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Solemn, wrenching and totally stunning; Freetown Sound proves Dev Hynes has become one of pop’s great alchemists. Named after Sierra Leone’s capital (his father’s hometown), it’s an album, says Hynes, “for the under-appreciated.” Its dominant themes—exquisite heartbreak and displacement—check that description out. The music—scintillating, poised, and sticky synth-soul—make it a record for the under-appreciated to hold very close. Highlights are bountiful, but the ecstatic “Best To You” receives a glorious Real Thing assist and “Hadron Collider”, a mercurial Nelly Furtado ballad, will long stay with you.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

bms456 ,

Instant classic

Dev Hynes is on another level

Dqwon18 ,

FREETOWN SOUND

What a beautiful collection of music... There's a song for everyone. Love how all the songs flow together. Amazing style. Only Dev Hynes can accomplish something like this. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Andres_B093 ,

Blood Orange "Freetown Sound"

I just finished listening to the album and to be honest I'm moved.
Music has always found a way to heal me and this album did just that.

It was like going on a midnight journey trying to find yourself and the one you love.
While traveling on a path of irregular heart beats you soon discover you'll never be the same person you one were.

That's what I felt when I listened to this album.
Favorite songs were "Augustine", "Desirée", and "Hadron Collider".

Dev Hynes the GOAT

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