"House of Balloons" - The Weeknd
If you listen to the first track on this album (below) you get the instant impression that this sound represents a new frontier. Armed with a Burial-esque tone and mood this album is simply a joy to hear.
With the help of The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and perhaps Drake, it seems that RnB has evolved having finally learnt that soppy ballads will simply not cut it forever. Instead, a darker and more animalistic side is shown and is indicative of a strong 2012 for RnB.
Abel Tesfaye takes #1