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House of Balloons
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The Weeknd

House of Balloons by The Weeknd

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 14 reviews
USER SCORE
87
Based on
69 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

House of Balloons is a record comprised of slow-burning bangers, expertly crafted and dripping with a refreshingly ugly prettiness.

90
No Ripcord

He commands the mood better than artists who have been in the game for years and yet this his first release.

86
Beats Per Minute

An explosive debut unlike most of whatever is on Hot 97 or whatever your city uses to listen to Drake.

85
Pitchfork

The group's penchant for druggy atmospherics is mirrored in their lyrical content, which is overtly sexual, narcotics-focused, and occasionally downright frightening.

80
Consequence of Sound

They bring to the table the most interesting, depressing, and drug-infested R&B record in years.

80
Drowned in Sound

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

80
FACT Magazine

This is a record that’s as ice cold as it is sad; for those who find Drake too much to stomach it might be off-putting, but for fans of the Canadian, it might just mark the arrival of a brand new obsession.

User Reviews
SeenYourVideo
81
House of Balloons's second half may fall short of the rest but it doesn't stop The Weeknd's engine from roaring. It's filled with brilliant production, stunning vocals and druggy lyrics for a great debut.

Space Vacation
87
1 of 3 before Kiss Land: A grim, dark look at late night endeavors.
Absolutely classic mixtape.

DefSky
92
" Trust me girl, you wanna be high for this " The Weeknd

94
The character portrayed isn't very admirable or poetic even, but coupled with dark and gloomy production, we have here a falsetto narrator buried in a world of bliss, drugs, and working women, that paints a beautifully tragic picture.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: March 21, 2011
FORMAT: Mixtape
GENRE: R&B
WEBSITE: theweeknd.com
TAGS

TRACK LIST
  1. High For This 
  2. What You Need 
  3. House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls 
  4. The Morning 
  5. Wicked Games 
  6. The Party & The After Party
  7. Coming Down 
  8. Loft Music 
  9. The Knowing
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