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Thursday

The Weeknd - Thursday
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
User Score
Based on 251 ratings
2011 Ratings: #140
August 18, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Beats Per Minute

Not as much here quite consistently matches the melodic transcendence of Balloons‘ highlights, and that Thurday manages to stand on its own at all is an achievement in itself.

80
Consequence of Sound

The album is incredibly solid and even more successful when viewed in perspective.

80
No Ripcord

The music is busier, giving Tesfaye less space, but it sounds more like part of an overall evolution than a mistake.

79
Pitchfork

Though there's less breathing space on Thursday, and fewer melodic hooks, it still feels of a piece with House of Balloons.

TheDankestMeme
68
The weakest of the mixtapes by far. Lots of the tracks are forgettable. The tape still has it's highlights but it far outshone by the rest of the tapes.

BEST TRACKS: The Zone

WORST TRACKS: Gone
Rafael
93
Idgaf, this is the best of the three mixtapes. It has my absolute favorite Abel song in the birds pt.2 and people hate on this shit way too much
Z.Younk
95
Copy + paste the tracklist for his 'best of' for the real ogs.
dyelir
78
Arguably the weakest of The Weeknd's three stellar self-released mixtapes, Thursday is easily the most sleazy. However, even when the project over-indulges in its haunted pop sound (there's no reason for a song like "Gone" to last for over eight minutes), Thursday's production maintains the other-worldly hedonistic fantasies The Weeknd's lyrics mirror.
danpatt
73
While the production takes no brakes, HoB's lyrical subtlety is toned down to the point where many lines do manage to be somewhat eye-roll inducing.
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Year End Lists

#14/Bigger Than The Sound
#20/Q Magazine

Track List

  1. Lonely Star 
  2. Life of the Party 
  3. Thursday 
  4. The Zone 
  5. The Birds Part One 
  6. The Birds Part Two 
  7. Gone 
  8. Rolling Stone
  9. Heaven or Las Vegas
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Added on: August 18, 2011