Super Bowl 2021: The Weeknd ‘Highlights’: Every song ranked
The Weeknd says his new compilation, “The Highlights,” is not a greatest-hits set, but the only reason anyone should take that claim seriously is because the album doesn’t include his ecstatic 2015 single “In the Night.”
Issued just a couple of days before he’ll headline the halftime show at Sunday’s Super Bowl LV, the close-to-comprehensive “Highlights” does what all best-of collections do: rounds up an act’s most well-known material so that anyone made curious about him — by, say, a performance on music’s most-watched stage — can quickly get up to speed.
So why the attempt to keep this thing from being called what it clearly is? Perhaps the Weeknd — an old-school album guy who’s spent the last year and change promoting 2020’s “After Hours” in costume…