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House of Balloons

The Weeknd

House of Balloons

Debut album from Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye

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  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    A record comprised of slow-burning bangers, expertly crafted and dripping with a refreshingly ugly prettiness
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  2. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    An explosive debut
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The Weeknd offers an inviting reminder that dark matters are engaging and synonymous with a swagger that draws on peers of yesteryear as well as the present
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  4. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    It's hard to think of a record since probably the xx's debut (definitely a touchstone here) that so fully embodies such a specific nocturnal quality
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  5. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Its slow jams smolder lustfully, building to rousing choruses from a vocalist who can really sing
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  6. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    The Weeknd’s music has the smooth type of groove you find at the party still going at 5 AM
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  7. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    In an R&B market that is overly generic and dull, The Weeknd have brought something much more, something much needed: something real. Kudos
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  8. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The wormy hooks and earnest falsettos suggest the possibility of ginormous hits if Weeknd were to clean things up a bit, both lyrically and sonically. But let's hope that doesn't happen too soon
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  9. 8.0 |   AU Review

    Nine songs of blackened, sticky desire, longing and after-hours regret. It’s about as mainstream R&B as a page from Serge Gainsbourg’s diary
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  10. 8.0 |   BBC

    From the opener onwards, House of Balloons impresses immensely with its compositional restraint
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  11. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    What The Weeknd have produced, regardless of what genre it is or isn’t, is a very good record
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