- House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 14 reviews
USER SCORE
85
Based on
168 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.

austincrane235
86
As dark as a drug-fueled, pulsating house party
DefSky
92
" Trust me girl, you wanna be high for this " The Weeknd
GRCamden
90
Love this shit dude, hands down weeknd's best work to date
82
Not a big Weeknd Fan but this album is catchy and just polarizing for electronic pop. Also I find this sexual, druggy album to be ugly but enjoyable.
ASAPxoOCEAN
100


1. High For This 9/10
2. What You Need 10/10
3. House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls 9/10
4. The Morning 10/10
5. Wicked Games 10/10
6. The Party and The After Party 9/10
7. Coming Down 8/10
8. Loft Music 9/10
9. The Knowing 10/10

Bonus:
10. Twenty Eight 9/10

This mixtape/album is just pure gold. Abel is one of the most talented artists out there.
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DETAILS

March 21, 2011 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
R&B / Genres
theweeknd.com / Website
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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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