REVIEW: Trilogy – The Weeknd

The Weeknd
Universal Republic; 2012

Score (Potholes In My Blog scale): 4.0 / 5.0

The Weeknd’s major label debut is simply a compilation of 2011’s three heralded EPs: House Of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes Of Silence. While there are still thrills to be discovered by those unfamiliar with the group, there’s not much new for the already initiated. The Weeknd’s devoted fans are left with the question: What’s next?

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VIDEO: “What You Need” – The Weeknd

Back from the 416 and in a Toronto state of mind…

The Weeknd’s hazy, diffuse, electro-R&B sounds like The-Dream on mescaline. The trio’s erotic, thugged-out, borderline sociopathic lyrics are a combination of R. Kelly’s perverted machismo and Odd Future’s depraved sex fantasies. Still interested? If so, click here to download the group’s free EP, House of Balloons.

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