- Abel Tesfaye, the 21-year-old Toronto singer who records as the Weeknd, caps his breakout 2011 by offering a new mixtape, “Echoes of Silence.” Download it for free. Our own Chris Richards picked the Weeknd’s debut, “House of Balloons,” as the best album of the year.
- This week’s favorite meme? Callin’ Oates. How does it work? Call 719-26-OATES and you get a menu of Hall & Oates songs you can listen to. If you love Hall & Oates and really miss Post-Haste (anyone remember that?), then this is your lucky day.
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