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The Weeknd: Thursday
Buy! - (self-released)
This mysterious Toronto project led by R&B crooner Abel Tesfaye offers up the second in a planned trilogy of mixtapes to be released this year (the third, Echoes of Silence, is due out in the fall). It’s similar in sound to the dark, druggy and ultra-decadent late-night R&B of the previous House of Balloons, though some songs on Thursday add some deliciously dirty electric guitar sounds, while others are built around sparse acoustic guitar. “The Zone” also features a fine cameo from musical associate Drake. 8/19/2011 - Don Yates
Other Weeknd album reviews:

Echoes of Silence - 1/6/2012
House of Balloons - 5/26/2011