The Weeknd – “House of Balloons”
The tape that started it all, “House of Balloons” is both The Weeknd’s first release and responsible for much of Toronto’s recent buzz. The talented falsetto singer laid it all out over these Doc McKinney instrumentals. He already had the Trey Songz voice, all he needed was some ambient trap beats and reverb to tie off the whole package. “House of Balloons” is gold all around. Pop a pill and enjoy the album that jumped off the OVO sound.
He had me at “High For This” but “Loft Music” is forever pressed into the walls of my old apartment.