- Echoes of Silence

The Weeknd - Echoes of Silence
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 16 reviews
USER SCORE
81
Based on
107 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
No Ripcord

The final mixtape in his trilogy is a perfect ending. He’s more confident, he’s embraced it, but he’s still weak.

85
Beats Per Minute

Echoes of Silence is arguably The Weeknd’s most fully formed album-oriented statement thus far.

81
Pitchfork

It's a strong finish to Tesfaye's first trilogy, providing just enough closure to satisfy, and just enough mystery left to entice us back for the next round.

80
Consequence of Sound

It’s The Weeknd’s most concentrated effort to date and one that sets the bar inordinately high for that imminent debut album.

80
Spin

Echoes is a profound listen that, despite its veneer of cynicism, oozes pain and crisis.

60
PopMatters

While Echoes of Silence shows flashes of excellence, Tesfaye is caught like the Greek god Janus, looking backward and forward at the same time

Apr 30, 2017
dyelir
82
Although it lacks the keen pop instincts of House of Balloons, its soundscape is just as dense, if not better. Echoes of Silence, like its two predecessors, cemented The Weeknd as the coolest new thing in pop in 2011 due to its lush yet dark textures that hadn't been incorporated into the genre before.
Mar 27, 2017
blinkAndMissit
85
Better than House of Balloons. Don't @ me.
Nov 19, 2016*
ryansliao
77
The Weeknd went for a little more pop on this mixtape and it sounds great. It's not quite as dark as Thursday but the more melodic lines are far more emotive than anything he has done before or since.

Best Tracks: D.D., Montreal, Initiation, Next
Worst Track: The Fall
Oct 17, 2016
theRoids
87
Really fucking awesome album, not House of Balloons god-tier level but still super solid, probably my second favorite project of his. Also all throughout D.D I was like, "Wow this could almost be a Michael Jackson song". Yeah I'm pretty uneducated.

Best Songs: D.D, Montreal, XO, Initiation, The Fall, Next

Worst Songs: Outside
Jul 28, 2016
CxAylward
80
a fitting conclusion to the Trilogy. some weaker tracks towards the end but still captures his incredible sound perfectly
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Track List
  1. D.D.
  2. Montreal
  3. Outside
  4. XO / The Host
  5. Initiation
  6. Same Old Song
  7. The Fall
  8. Next
  9. Echoes of Silence


Added on: December 21, 2011