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The Trilogy

The Weeknd

The Trilogy

R&B producer Abel Tefsaye brings together his three highly-acclaimed 2011 mixtapes, along with three new songs

ADM rating[?]

8.1

Label
Universal Island
UK Release date
12/11/2012
US Release date
13/11/2012
  1. 10.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    A staggering, near-perfect portrait of hedonism’s inherent depravity and bareness
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  2. 9.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Tesfaye’s songwriting is pure gold: simple at the core but teased out by The Weekend’s production team into something entirely new and exciting, sometimes sensual but always interesting
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  3. 8.9 |   The AU Review

    This is a brilliant collection of songs from an artist, and producers, working on some next level shit
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  4. 8.8 |   PlayGround

    One of the most spectacular artistic take-offs of the age of internet. 160 minutes that changed the game of R&B
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  5. 8.5 |   BBC

    This is a great commercially available introduction to a young RnB talent who's following Frank Ocean into the mainstream.
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  6. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    Trilogy's triumph is in how it makes its three hours feel necessary to fully embrace it all, to acknowledge its existence inside ourselves and to vicariously live through it as art
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  7. 8.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Trilogy takes one of the more singular bodies of work of the new decade and gives it a very modern bout of premature re-evaluation, image curating and real-time mythologizing
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  8. 8.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    Much like underground RnB contemporary Frank Ocean, Tefsaye’s lyrics are as much responsible for his thrilling music as melody or backing tracks
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  9. 8.0 |   Pop Matters

    The Weeknd’s emotional range starts at regret and ends at lament, and the new tracks on Trilogy don’t do much to change that
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  10. 8.0 |   Uncut

    An audacious achievement. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Trilogy shows how messing with existing atmospherics and textures can lead to mesmerising brand new highs
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    If you didn't pick up the mixtapes when they were going free, and can handle 160 minutes of beautifully crafted nihilism, this is an essential buy
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  13. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Dark, miasmic synth tones and itchy, sludgy rhythms blend the apparently conflicting worlds of R&B and industrial new-wave
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  14. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    You’re better off dedicating yourself to each album’s meaty serving of revelry and regret in turn
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  15. 8.0 |   State

    Trilogy gives no reason to believe that the Weeknd’s next move will be anything less than fascinating
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  16. 7.5 |   Tone Deaf

    Trilogy is a mirror of the dark fantasyland it presents; sexy, addictive and dangerously inviting
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  17. 7.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The disparate releases are as oil and water as ever, with a new song on each disc that doesn’t fit at all
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  18. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Some editing might have better introduced him to the world outside Tumblr
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