The Weeknd “House of Balloons” (2011)

October 2, 2011

The Weeknd’s first mixtape opens strong with High for This, an emotionally and creatively compelling song which razes to the ground all bland efforts of contemporary R&B starlets. Unfortunately, some tracks feel too long. Don’t be fooled: House of Balloons is demanding and rather dark but, above all, it is a promising start. A fresh blood that might change black music.

hydrameter: 3/5

Key Tracks: High for This, House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls

Listen to High for This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX9DgavXiN4

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