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Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Sep 1, 2011
    60
    But by continuing to relentlessly mine the same fundamentally limited descriptions of groupies and Schedule VI narcotics, The Weeknd risks coming off as bored as its debauched narrator.
  2. Aug 30, 2011
    60
    While it's refreshing to hear an R&B singer emphasizing the psychic toll of libertinism, his angst sex grows tiresome. Once in a while, can't this dude just get laid, and have fun doing it?
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    AMAZING album, fantastic sounds very catchy and The Weeknd vocals add to the already amazing album, Also his producers are some of the bestAMAZING album, fantastic sounds very catchy and The Weeknd vocals add to the already amazing album, Also his producers are some of the best out there crystal clear sound quality. This is basically a gift hence the fact that you can download it legally for free in his official website www.the-weeknd.com Full Review »
  2. Oct 22, 2011
    9
    This album is so fantastic. The Weeknd is IMO the most creative and intriguing artist out there right now. This album is not as consistent asThis album is so fantastic. The Weeknd is IMO the most creative and intriguing artist out there right now. This album is not as consistent as House of Balloons but has higher highs. the self titled track, The Zone, and the Birds Part I and II are all incredible songs with so much depth and emotion in the singing. The Weeknd is surely growing as an artist, and singer, and a producer. The reviews claiming it's just "more of the same" weren't listening very closely. Full Review »
  3. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    The Weeknd established himself as someone who has the capability to produce and spread real music out there, and yet he is still underrated,The Weeknd established himself as someone who has the capability to produce and spread real music out there, and yet he is still underrated, or overrated by someone who is not on the right mind. The very intriguing use of folk, acoustic and face-paced PBR&B clearly proves his creativity in bonding soul and electronic sounds. Highlight mixtape tracks are the romantically tranquil ''Rolling Stone'', the abstract and ninja-like tune ''Lonely Star'' and the Electronic folk combo ''The Birds Part 1''.
    Well done Abel!
    Full Review »