The Weeknd ‎- House Of Balloons - 2011 R + B - Sealed 2LP

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22027
CA$119.95

 The Weeknd ‎– House Of Balloons

Label:
Republic Records ‎– B0022930-01
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Issued in a gatefold sleeve.
Country:
US
Released:
14 Aug 2015
Genre:
Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:
Contemporary R&B
Tracklist
 
 
A1  High For This 4:09
A2  What You Need
3:16
 
 
B1  House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls 6:47
B2  The Morning 5:16
B3  Wicked Games 5:25
 
 
C1  The Party & The After Party
7:39
C2  Coming Down 4:55
 
 
D1  Loft Music
6:04
D2  The Knowing 5:41
D3  Twenty Eight 4:18
 
 
Companies, etc.
Pressed By – United Record Pressing
Credits
Producer – Martin McKinney
Producer, Mastered By, Mixed By – Illangelo
 
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Scanned): 602547264756
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [etched]): B0022930 · 01 LP1 - A
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [etched]): B0022930 · 01 LP1 - B
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C [etched]): B0022930 · 01 LP2 - A
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D [etched]): B0022930 · 01 LP2 - B
 
( pitchfork) "Of course, the Weeknd are not without forebears-- producers from Rodney Jerkins to Static Major and recently The-Dream have been pushing the sonic boundaries of R&B for some time now. Where the Weeknd differ, though, is that their source material pulls from the leftfield (the title track re-purposes Siouxsie and the Banshee's "Happy House", two songs here ride mutated Beach House samples), and their approach is more about building vibe and atmosphere. They're great at rich, woozy compositions that send Tesfaye's aching falsetto through the mix. An example is "The Morning", which feels at first like a spacey synth instrumental before a stuttering digital drumbeat announces this massive, swaying chorus that enters your brain and refuses to leave.
 
 
The group's penchant for druggy atmospherics is mirrored in their lyrical content, which is overtly sexual, narcotics-focused, and occasionally downright frightening. Debauchery is obviously nothing new in R&B, but this takes it a step further-- the drugs are harder, the come-ons feel predatory and lecherous, and the general feeling is self-hating rather than celebratory. On opener "High for This", Tesfaye handholds a partner through some strange sex act, singing, "Trust me, girl, you wanna be high for this." "Glass Table Girls" is pretty clearly about doing coke. Because we don't know these guys, it's hard to say whether these are real-life tales or imaginative storytelling-- you want to think the latter, but ultimately the anonymity makes it seem more disturbing."
More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Republic Records
Color Black