Echoes of Silence

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 107
  2. Negative: 5 out of 107

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  1. Jan 24, 2013
    6
    Obviously he's packed all of his really good songs into 'House of Balloons'. Neither 'Thursday' or his 3rd mixtape right here can follow up his absolutely awesome debut. I can't say that I didn't enjoy EoS because of Abel's fantastic voice and the nice lyrics of the songs, but he's pretty much retelling the stories of 'House of Balloons' (as Thursday already did it). 3 9-song-mixtapesObviously he's packed all of his really good songs into 'House of Balloons'. Neither 'Thursday' or his 3rd mixtape right here can follow up his absolutely awesome debut. I can't say that I didn't enjoy EoS because of Abel's fantastic voice and the nice lyrics of the songs, but he's pretty much retelling the stories of 'House of Balloons' (as Thursday already did it). 3 9-song-mixtapes within 9 months had a bad impact on the quality of the product. EoS's greatest moments come with the opener, a cover of legendary Dirty Diana, Same Old Song, and the title-giving closure that tells the story of the sad life of a stripper (also not the first time we've heard that from him, however). All in all, it's a good time to listen to - mainly because of his style and not because of the creativity in relation to 'House of Balloons'. Expand
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    Despite a couple of missteps and the odd moment of doubt, I can't remember the last time a series of three full-length records released this close together has captured me--and others--in the way that this has.
  2. Feb 3, 2012
    90
    House of Balloons is still his finest hour to date, but Echoes of Silence comes damn close to it.
  3. Jan 30, 2012
    76
    The ubiquity of the Weeknd has saturated their latest mixtape, and ultimately Echoes of Silence struggles under that ubiquity.