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The Weeknd – Thursday

$42.00

Republic Records

The Weeknd – Thursday

$42.00

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“Thursday is the second mixtape by Canadian singer The Weeknd, independently released on August 19, 2011. It follows his critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut mixtape House of Balloons (2011). Its music incorporates downtempo, dubstep, dream pop, hip hop, rock and reggae styles. As with his previous works, Canadian producers Doc McKinney and Illangelo were responsible for production of the mixtape. Young Money artist Drake contributes guest vocals to the track "The Zone".

Upon its release, Thursday received generally positive reviews from critics, who drew comparisons to House of Balloons. "Rolling Stone" and "The Birds Part 1" were released as buzz singles to precede the mixtape's release. Thursday was later remastered and packaged with The Weeknd's compilation album Trilogy (2012).” - Wiki

Albums from The Weeknd's Trilogy compilation include House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence.

“The Weeknd's debut album/mixtape House of Balloons took the over-the-top literalism of singers like The-Dream and R. Kelly to a grittier and even more explicit world of sex, drugs, violence and, above all, self-pity. There was a noir-ish coat of regret and withdrawal comparable to fellow Toronto-nian Drake (who makes an appearance here on "The Zone"). That it was bolstered by singer Abel Tesfaye's angelic melisma and some of the most intricate production heard in R&B in a while was mere icing on the cake.

Its quick follow-up, Thursday, is not a disappointment, though it's hard to imagine many records standing up to the majesty—or novelty—of House of Balloons. On Balloons the star was Tesfaye's voice and chilling lyrics, but on Thursday he begins to recede into a haze of narcotic numbing and the piercing aural shrapnel of tinnitus frequencies. Rather than crystal-clear crooning, we get choirs of Tesfayes swirling and winding around elaborate, meandering songs. Opener "Lonely Star" takes thirty seconds of psychedelia to congeal into anything recognizable, but even then it feels like Tesfaye's voice is struggling to be heard amidst the cacophonous choir of drum machines, shrill guitar squalls and bursts of white noise. The result is a record that feels less immediate, but maybe more engrossing.” – Resident Advisor

Tracklist:

A1

Lonely Star

5:49

A2

Life Of The Party

4:57

B1

Thursday

5:20

B2

The Zone

6:59

B3

The Birds Part 1

3:34

C1

The Birds Part 2

5:51

C2

Gone

8:08

D1

Rolling Stone

3:51

D2

Heaven Or Las Vegas

5:53

D3

Valerie

4:46

 

 

Item description:

Artist:

The Weeknd

Title:

Thursday

Label:

Republic Records

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Hip Hop, Soul

Style:

Neo Soul

Catalog No:

B0022933-01

Condition:

New