The Weeknd - Trilogy

The Weeknd - Trilogy
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 12 reviews
USER SCORE
83
Based on
53 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Pretty Much Amazing
Pretty Much Amazing

However wasted an opportunity it is as an introduction to The Weeknd, Trilogy is still a staggering, near-perfect portrait of hedonism’s inherent depravity and bareness.

100
FACT Magazine
FACT Magazine

An r’n'b album with few equals in terms of narrational ambition, Trilogy doesn’t just expose or subvert the womanising male archetype of modern r’n'b, it destroys it, by rendering it quaintly one-dimensional. 

90
The 405
The 405

It's an exhausting journey, dark and disturbing with little respite, but in the end when those last chords fade away and you're left with the echoes ringing in your ears, it's a journey that's worth taking.

85
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

This is some of the the best music of the young decade; judging by its already pervasive influence, it's safe to say Trilogy (or at least House of Balloons) will be one of those records that will be viewed as a turning point when we look at the 2010s as a whole.

85
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

Trilogy takes one of the more singular bodies of work of the new decade and gives it a very modern bout of premature re-evaluation, image curating and real-time mythologizing

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

As a comprehensive document of a specific moment in time, Trilogy is untouchable. 

80
PopMatters
PopMatters

If we are to consider this compilation as a single document, then it’s a document of this limited, albeit mesmerizing, facet of the Weeknd’s persona.

70
Paste
Paste

If only it had that kind of focus. The disparate releases are as oil and water as ever, with a new song on each disc that doesn’t fit at all

User Reviews
JustAReflektor
6
lol i gave this album a 6.9 because that is the (sex number ##) lol get it aha
FinalLifeline
89
The Weeknd is a tough cookie to bite into. His storytelling is bleak yet lush, and his voice chameleonic. His attitude, however, is often hard to discern. His songs are entrancing, although the lyrics are sometimes jarring. The production is impeccable, and yet there's always the feeling that something is missing. It isn't something in the music missing though, but in our main character, and that makes him all the more interesting. Abel Tesfaye is an opaque figure, at once confirming ... read more
Benjamin Bush
94
Pure magic from my fellow Canadian. This album takes you through the twisted world of Abel Tesfaye, who crafted this achingly beautiful record. This is the soundtrack to 3am adventures through the freezing city streets.
98
it is pretty amazing how Abel can influence to our emotions. fantastic album, love it. When I'm sad, the music is sad too, but when I'm happy, Trilogy try to be happy for me. PURE AMAZING
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DETAILS

RELEASED: November 13, 2012
FORMAT: Compilation
LABEL: Universal Republic
GENRE: R&B
WEBSITE: theweeknd.com
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Added on: October 2, 2012