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Echoes of Silence Mixtape Review

D.D. – 5 out of 5
The Weeknd starts off the Echoes Of Silence mixtape with his own rendition of Michael Jackson’s classic song, Dirty Diana. Abel gives this old classic a 21st century vibe and croons about a groupie who’s trying to trap him into sleeping with him. This is the perfect start to the mixtape and shows the listener what to expect in the tape theme-wise. Abel talks about being faithful to his girl, how fame has changed how people react to him, and of course the use of recreational drugs. I’ve said it before, but I don’t think it’s it’s right to compare the Weeknd and Michael Jackson’s versions of the song. They are both very different and very well done. Instead, we should focus how a young superstar was influenced by a late, great legend. Real clearly recognizes real.

Montreal – 4.5 out of 5
With the song Laisse tomber les filles serving as the intro, The Weeknd sings about falling in love with a French girl from Montreal. This song is a simple ballad of Abel telling the girl that she missed his chance to be his wifey. I really like this song just because of how smooth he sounds, it’s one of the top on the mixtape.

Outside – 3.5 out of 5
Outside is song about The Weeknd teaching his girl how to use drugs “like a pro” and after he finishes getting her high and makes loves with her she’ll want to “Forget what you know/Make yourself at home/’Cuz baby when I’m finished with ya you won’t wanna go Outside”

The XO/The Host – 4 out of 5
Like Outside, XO/The Host is another songs about showing his girl a good time, XO style. I like this song slightly better then Outside because I think that it just vibes better. He also ends the song with lines from future song, Initiation, when he tell his girl to “come over here and ride it out”

Initiation- 4.5 out of 5

The Weeknd has great flow on this track. He starts off by quickly dropping line after line about that purple stuff and even gives Shakespeare a little shout out “For my Ni**as out tonight, and they high off Shakespeare lines”. The Weeknd then decides to mix it up by changing his voice around which he does effectively throughout the song to show the effects of the lean. He then drops a sexy hook which finalizes a great track.

Same Old Song- 4 out of 5

The Weeknd cuts deep on this song by talking about an ex girl who didn’t give him any respect when he was on the come up, but now that he is famous, is trying to show him love. You can hear the Weeknd’s emotion on this song when he hits those high notes so perfectly during the hook. This is the reason why Same Old Song is yet another hot track on this mixtape.

The Fall- 3.5 out of 5

On this track the Weeknd decides to take a page out of his boy Drizzy’s book and make a song about strippers and blowing money . Although I don’t particularly like the beat, The Weeked’s great voice and chorus definitely save this track.

Next- 4.5 out of 5

One of my favorite tracks on the tape, the Weeknd yet again makes a track about a stripper, but this time completely kills it. This upbeat type of beat always brings out the best in the Weeknd and he once again kills the chorus on this song making it a fire track. He also kills both of his verses which just adds icing to the cake. This song matches the theme about girls wanting him just because he’s the next artist to blow up. Clearly, Abel sees past these women and the rest of the people who like him because of his fame.

Echoes of Silence- 3.5 out of 5

A good way to the end the tape, the Weeknd raps about a girl that he is pleading not to leave even though he has other girls on the side. The Weeknd says very little on this track and doesn’t even put a hook, but his great voice makes Echoes of Silence a good track nevertheless.

OVERALL SCORE: 4.1 out of 5

Here’s our opinion on Echoes of Silence, what do you guys think? To download this mixtape, click on the artwork on the left.

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  1. Justin
    December 23, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Wrong, mixtape was much better than a measly 4.1.

  2. JB
    December 24, 2011 at 3:46 am

    the weeknd = future of hip hop, for year to come

  3. orchid
    December 25, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    rating shud b at least 4.6 but really its a 5

  4. RZLA
    December 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    As talented as he is… I don’t think the panty-moistening sounds you’re listening to are hip-hop buddy. You should probably just stop listening to the radio, it’s ok, they’ll try and tell you anything is hip-hop these days.

  1. December 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm

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