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Trilogy (Explicit Version) [Explicit]

12 Nov. 2012 | Format: MP3

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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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4:18
Disc 2
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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
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4:35
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4:10
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4:20
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7:24
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4:20
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5:12
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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  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 730 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Mistry on 25 Mar. 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 0010110 on 19 May 2015
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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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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By D. Diep on 12 Nov. 2012
Format: Audio CD
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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By Mr. N. A. Rose on 28 Mar. 2013
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Properly good, and nicely all-over-the-place.

Suppose the strongest 'hit' songs could be put on one CD. But thats not the point of this collection, more of a personal journey than a wham bang thank you mam.

Amazing voice with songs full of passion, emotion, talent and creativity.

A nice treat was hearing Siouxsie And The Banshees 'happy house' and MJ 'dirty diana' remixed.

My personal faves:
CD 1 - T5 wicked games, T6 The party, T7 Coming down
CD2 - T4 The zone featuring drake
CD3 - last 3 tracks are amazing, for me the best part of the whole trilogy. T8 next, T9 echos of silence, T10 till dawn

Only negative is some songs have gimmicky tricks which detract from the rawnesss and purity, for example the nig*a word feels shoehorned in for no real reason, and 'in fashion' sound/vocal effects which does kinda kill the some songs.
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By Matt Flynn on 13 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD
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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fantastic vocals, brilliant songs, however, its a pity all the "explicit lyrics"songs are not confined to one cd, not really suitable for listening to in the presence of elderly or young,if you were to sing along to some of the songs you would be branded racist. although I love the cd for its musical content strongly disapprove of some of the lyrics, and I am by no means easily offended
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