The Weeknd


Second self-released mixtape from Canadian R&B singer-songwriter Abel Tesfay

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  1. 8.5 |   Prefix

    This time around, the music gets a little spacier, a little more ambiguous and a little braver. And it works
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  2. 8.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Thankfully reasserts the elements of The Weeknd that made House Of Balloons so immediately compelling
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A well-accomplished step forward for The Weeknd, a musical project clearly not interested in resting on its laurels and already thinking about taking R’n'B to unexplored leftfield terrains
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  4. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The amount of control this kid has over his voice is no joke. He has mastered his upper register to the point of perfection; all the way to the point that when he pushes it to the limit, it’s all eyes on Abel, no-holds-barred
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  5. 8.0 |   State

    Original, daring and brilliant
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  6. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    More than on House of Balloons, the production is even more indebted to mid-'90s trip-hop, the songs are longer and more abstract, hooks and big choruses are less frequent
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    His approach strikes as a note of wilful independence. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Yet another labor of love from The Weeknd, and it does not disappoint
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  9. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Though there's less breathing space on Thursday, and fewer melodic hooks, it still feels of a piece with House of Balloons
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  10. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    It’s a rare songwriter who can craft music that’s so repellent yet also so irresistible
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  11. 7.0 |   BBC

    Thursday isn’t the sequel to House of Balloons that some might have been hoping for – but it does make for a very worthy companion
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  12. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The music is noirish and dour: beats that blip, click and boom; shuddering, undulating synths; falsetto vocals that drift over spooky minor chords
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  13. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    His project as a whole is almost faultlessly disciplined and expertly executed
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