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.

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By Ourselves
1
2:12
 
Augustine
2
3:51
 
Chance
3
2:48
 
Best to You
4
3:45
 
With Him
5
1:25
 
E.V.P.
6
5:43
 
Love Ya
7
2:47
 
But You
8
3:01
 
Desirée
9
3:00
 
Hands Up
10
4:09
 
Hadron Collider
11
3:43
 
Squash Squash
12
3:37
 
Juicy 1-4
13
4:35
 
Better Than Me
14
3:16
 
Thank You
15
3:03
 
I Know
16
4:34
 
Better Numb
17
3:01
 

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