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Trilogy (Explicit Version) [Explicit]

12 Nov. 2012 | Format: MP3

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4:07
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3:16
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6:45
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5:12
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5:23
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7:39
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4:55
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6:03
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5:40
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4:18
Disc 2
30
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5:49
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4:56
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5:20
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6:58
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3:34
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5:50
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8:06
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3:50
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5:53
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4:46
Disc 3
30
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4:35
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4:10
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4:20
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4
7:24
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4:20
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5:12
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5:45
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6:00
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4:00
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5:19
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2012
  • Release Date: 12 Nov. 2012
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 XO&co., Inc.
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  • Total Length: 2:39:25
  • Genres:
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B009YR1MZ2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,469 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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All three discs on this album are simply masterpieces. Abel's voice is too incredible to put into words and the whole sound of the album is amazing.

The thing I think that I love the most about this album, though, is the lyrics. Abel produces a sort of very interesting, dark, dystopian view of love due to his cold, emotionless personality, and also due to all the women he sleeps with doing it for his fame and the drugs. My advice would be to bring up the lyrics whilst you're listening, when you can, and then you can fully appreciate the music, as the meaning of the songs are often heavily veiled in deep metaphors which may not be obvious at first listen.

I often find myself relating to the emotionless, twisted personality that Abel portrays himself as having and alongside his indescribably good singing talent, this album just becomes something unique and perfect that I would 100% recommend to anyone, no matter what genre they favour.
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Excellent trilogy, whilst I like quite a wide range of music, the type that hits me the most is big bass lines, atmospheric soundtracks and beautiful vocals, these three CDs have all of that in bucket loads. I've just gone through rating each song on my computer, mostly 5s and the odd 4 out of 5, nothing drops below that.

The only gripe could be that it's all a bit samey, however, I like this kind of music. I'll be listening to it every day now for a while...
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This is a 3-cd re-recording of the 2011 mixtapes. A lot of songs sound nearly identical to the original versions, one or two samples are missing.
Still it's a brilliant package and ridiculous value from an immensely generous artist.
The first album, House of Balloons, was my favourite album of 2011 and to be followed up by a further two excellent records within the space of nine months is really just showing off.
The only real mixed thing about this set is that there are three bonus tracks. Ideally an extra disc or maybe mp3 download codes would've been provided, but here they're presented in a tacked on manner at the end of each disc. Since each album is such a perfectly arranged piece (the last tracks of all three are easily identifiable as "closer" tracks) then this kinda upsets the flow a bit.
Otherwise though, a great purchase.
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The Weeknd is an unconventional RnB singer (similar to artists like Drake and Frank Ocean) who came to the music scene around the start of 2011 by offering a free mixtape to the public, titled 'House of Balloons'. It was a rather unknown release at the time, but word of mouth spread about this eerie but hauntingly beautiful body of work. As a free album the production values were just as good, if not better, than a commercial album, and its themes of betrayal, sex and drugs over hynoptic, indie-sampled beats combined with arguably his strong asset - his clear, resonating falsetto - made for one of the best rnb releases in recent memory. This is an artist that has set out his own genre and redefined it to create his own beautiful, haunting sound. Two more mixtapes later, and an increase in hype and popularity, we now have this new reissue containing remastered versions of all the songs in his mixtapes, as well as three brand new songs. In general the remastered versions are very nice indeed, and if you've already treated yourself to his free mixtapes, you'll find that the songs sound fuller, without ruining the feel of the original versions.

Since 'Trilogy' is essentially three albums with three new tracks, I will review them individually and then as a complete body of music. This is so that those who have never heard of the Weeknd's music can get an understanding of his music. However, I highly recommend you listen to this album from start to finish; it's sheer brilliance and creativity is something that new listeners will be taken aback to. It's unlike anything you've heard.

House of Balloons - the first mixtape and arguably the best in terms of scope, roundness and originality.
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Excellent trilogy of albums, some absolutely cracking songs included.... I was introduced to The Weeknd off the back of the 50 Shades soundtrack, picking up the "beauty behind the madness" album. Loving that pushed me towards this... I am not disappointed some amazing songs on there.

DD is creepily reminiscent of MJ..

I recommend this to any fan of his
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Incredible songs by an incredible artist. This is basically the only thing I listen to after falling in love with the weeknd earlier this year, I recommend everyone listen to the album because you won't regret it! There are also many rumors and signs that there will be another album released soon so keep checking for it! XOTWOD
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I was a massive fan of R&B, from some great commercial artists (Destiny's Child, Donnell Jones, Mary J Blige) to the more lesser known (Mona Lisa, JazzyFatNastees, Amerie) and the more serious (D'Angelo, Maxwell & Jill Scott).

For a while I fell out of love with R&B as everything sounded so contrived and there was nothing fresh happening but then one or two artists would always get me excited at the possibilities of the much maligned genre.

I loved Janelle Monae's audaciously funky 2011 ArchAndroid album. Raw and unfettered by commercial viability, it changed the scene for a lot of artists.

But one album I never saw coming was The Weeknd's Trilogy. I came to this album fresh and saw it in a top 10 list of albums. Never having heard of The Weeknd I was very skeptical - back in the day an R&B album on more than one CD was either a naff compilation with a lot of filler or a bootleg!

After the first listen of the first disc a few songs struck out immediately as fresh, soulful and exciting. House Of Balloons/Glass Tables is just daring, brash and sublime enough to be the best track on the album and sets the tone at which The Weeknd works.

On first listen the lyrics can sound a little immature and gratuitous with profanity. But this is one of those albums that grows on you with each listen and becomes so listenable that you appreciate the cockiness this young man has from the sheer musicality, vocal talents and lyrics. As he says `He's only 21...' but he is the best R&B artist out there right now.

This is a permanent fixture in my iPhone/iPod and CD Players at home as it is so varied and beautiful. I would have it on in the car too but the profanity ain't for my young kids ears!
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