The Weeknd Trilogy
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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2012


22059 Comments


oooh. Might still just get the cd version and then get that if/when it does come out if it's cheap enough

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sniper
December 4th 2012


19079 Comments


this kinda blows and so do his newer singles i'll just listen to the mixtapes forever

sniper
December 4th 2012


19079 Comments


this guy or someone close to him is a genius though.
1. release badass mixtape for free, remain (mostly) anonymous
2. hipsters everywhere swoon and hype train gears up
3. release two more mixtapes and cement status as most exciting artist ever; dominate end-of year lists
4. be seen with drake a lot, reach wider audiences who caught some of that hype
5. release much more radio-friendly masters of mixtapes while (presumably) preparing for legit debut record.
6. release debut, take over the world, fuck bitches, get money

brnnnfrrll073
December 6th 2012


6 Comments


They took out the Aaliyah sample intro to What You Need, man. How could they not have cleared one sample?

As for the new songs, the perspective of the songwriting doesn't sound like The Weeknd at all. The ambiguity of the girls and the situations along with Abel's forced apathy were what really made the character. The beats are decent enough, but they don't fit, especially not at the end of the tapes like that.

I loved the mixtapes so much, but I don't think I can give this a rating.

sniper
December 7th 2012


19079 Comments


it sucks but i think it should be no surprise to anyone really.

sniper
December 7th 2012


19079 Comments


the best i thought this could be was exactly the same as the mixtapes so i had no expectations at all. i don't like this or hate it.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2012


22059 Comments


I just hope he doesn't start sucking already

plane
Staff Reviewer
December 15th 2012


6100 Comments


Man, I always took the "atmosphere" that "engulfed the listener" to be the producer(s)'s tools not being on the same
level as the vision. Like, Thursday was kind of awash in its own excess, and not in that thematic way beneficial to
its purpose. The re-mastering brings out everything for me. Thursday is served the most from the transition.
That title track is all inky blacks and negative space, which, yes! What exactly has been sacrificed? The beats certainly
have not. I now consider Trilogy in its entirety to be the ideal Weeknd release; he definitely deserved this kind of
studio heft. Tesfaye sounds stunning here, just as he always did, only more so. It's something of a miracle that the
bonus tracks are just as good as all else, especially "Here Comes the Sun."

Hey guys. Bye guys.



Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 15th 2012


50960 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

sweet

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dimsim3478
December 15th 2012


5411 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Man, Lewis, just cutting one hell of a gaping hole in the mixed reception of this release.

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StenJob
December 15th 2012


2 Comments


I think they're not as dirty sounding; the melancholy,dark wintery tone still prevails. I'm not a pitchforkmedia.com lover, but I like the review the have on this release. Check it out.

Good release, worth the $13.99 - To all the haters - you still have the EPs(mp3s) - Or do you just have two sets of data of the same trilogy?

Minus.
December 15th 2012


2680 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

album is so average

breakingthefragile
December 17th 2012


2966 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Alright so, I finally made the changes to this review that I promised I was going to make. I think I definitely improved the review by a lot. It now discusses a few more things I forgot to mention, and some things I couldn't find the right words for at first but now can.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 20th 2012


22059 Comments


album isn't pointless, I've been waiting for a physical release of the mixtapes for ages

breakingthefragile
December 20th 2012


2966 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

snoopdogg6969 criticizing me lol.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013


22059 Comments


if the new songs were on their own EP it'd be worth a 3.5

foxxxythnksustnk
February 14th 2013


2132 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lewis i am sorry but you are wrong (#e#SORRYNOTSORRY

oltnabrick
February 14th 2013


31588 Comments


the production on this sucks compared to the originals

fromtheinside
February 14th 2013


19165 Comments


so wrong, lol

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oltnabrick
February 14th 2013


31588 Comments


but they took stuff out and remixed a bunch of the songs



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