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  • Summary: The second of a trilogy of mixtapes from Canadian artist The Weeknd was produced by Doc McKinney and Illangelo.

Top Track

Rolling Stone
Now your thinkin' bout it Girl your thinkin' bout it What we got here How we f-ckin' got here They recognize They just recognize I'm in a life... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 29, 2011
    90
    Listening to something like Thursday is the ultimate form of escapism that so many of us flock to music for. That's a quality that should be celebrated, not criticized for its lack of immediate pleasure.
  2. While less varied in the style department than its predecessor, Thursday is another intimate look at the Tesfaye and the life he lives as The Weeknd.
  3. Sep 21, 2011
    81
    Nothing on Thursday sounds like filler.
  4. Aug 29, 2011
    80
    Despite the ridiculously high highs of this album, it fails to maintain a great pace throughout. It struggles back and forth between "good" and "great," whereas its foregoer grabbed "great" by the balls on the first track and never let go.
  5. Aug 31, 2011
    80
    The Weeknd is in full command of his craft, and at this point it's almost impossible for me to imagine that he won't deliver on the finale. He's earned my trust, as would any other artist who had already released two of the year's best albums.
  6. Aug 29, 2011
    79
    Though there's less breathing space on Thursday, and fewer melodic hooks, it still feels of a piece with House of Balloons.
  7. 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?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  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 Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2013
    10
    The best of his three mixtapes. Consistent, flows brilliantly, tons of replay value for every song. House of Balloons, while brilliantThe best of his three mixtapes. Consistent, flows brilliantly, tons of replay value for every song. House of Balloons, while brilliant throughout, was somehow inconsistent in mood and atmosphere, but as a whole Thursday dominates. Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2021
    10
    the growth in his music is amazing, and in this album he shows it again, the transitions that he makes when advancing each song is incredible,the growth in his music is amazing, and in this album he shows it again, the transitions that he makes when advancing each song is incredible, very well thought out of all those who put effort into this amazing album Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2012
    9
    The Weeknd's sophomore album is memorable, but lacking in the uber-quality samples that made House of Balloons so great. Out of the 9 songs, IThe Weeknd's sophomore album is memorable, but lacking in the uber-quality samples that made House of Balloons so great. Out of the 9 songs, I love 7 of them. Lonely Star is a perfect opener for the album; it will make you so hopeful that another perfect mix-tape is to come. Thursday also represents a step up in quality. The Weeknd, from what I hear, got some quality producers to help him out as well as created a completely new sound. I have to say House of Balloons doesn't sound like something that mainstream. Granted, that's why I love it so damn much, but it was too project-like almost. Bold albums like that are a rare find in today's industry. That's not to say that Thursday fits that bill, either. Thursday is still a daring addition but it's a bit more collected than HOB. Expand
  5. Oct 5, 2012
    9
    "Thursday" is my favorite album of 2011. Everyone seems to like House of Balloons more, but i think Thursday is better. Styles of music"Thursday" is my favorite album of 2011. Everyone seems to like House of Balloons more, but i think Thursday is better. Styles of music include R&B with a rock vibe, and the mix works perfectly. My favorite songs are "Life Of The Party", "Lonely Star", "Heaven Or Las Vegas" and "Rolling Stone" Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    8
    Esta segunda parte da trilogia é memorável, mas não mostra tanta qualidade como "House of Balloons". Devo dizer que "Lonely Star" é umaEsta segunda parte da trilogia é memorável, mas não mostra tanta qualidade como "House of Balloons". Devo dizer que "Lonely Star" é uma abertura perfeita para o álbum e isso deixou-nos a pedir por mais faixas com a mesma qualidade. Em geral, "Thursday" é um álbum ousado e agradável para quem já conhece o trabalho deste cantor fantástico. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2019
    3
    **** ngl.

    Best Tracks:Lonely Star,The Birds Pt. 1
    Worst Tracks:Life of the Party

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