The Weeknd – Thursday (Original) (2011/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:19 minutes | 550 MB | Genre: Alternative R&B, Alternative Post-Punk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Republic Records
Thursday is the second mixtape by Canadian singer-songwriter the Weeknd. It was released on August 18, 2011, by XO. Like his debut mixtape House of Balloons (2011), the Weeknd collaborated with producers and songwriters Doc McKinney and Illangelo; the duo produced Thursday in its entirety, and it contains fewer samples than its predecessor. Recorded in Toronto, the mixtape is also notable for its guest appearance from Canadian rapper Drake.
Thursday has an unconventional and diverse musical style, drawing on downtempo, dubstep, dream pop, hip hop, rock, and reggae music. It contains similar themes to his previous works, exploring the Weeknd’s drug use, libertinism, and experiences with love and newfound fame. He titled the mixtape as a reference to a contentious open relationship he had with a former lover.
Thursday received critical acclaim, who drew comparisons to House of Balloons. It was later commercially released as part of the compilation album Trilogy (2012), and included the single “The Zone” with Drake. On its tenth anniversary, the original mixes were released alongside a limited edition line of merchandise designed by artist Mr. Yanen…
1-1. The Weeknd – Lonely Star (05:49)
1-2. The Weeknd – Life Of The Party (04:56)
1-3. The Weeknd – Thursday (05:20)
1-4. The Weeknd – The Zone (06:58)
1-5. The Weeknd – The Birds Pt. 1 (03:34)
1-6. The Weeknd – The Birds Pt. 2 (05:50)
1-7. The Weeknd – Gone (08:06)
1-8. The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (03:50)
1-9. The Weeknd – Heaven Or Las Vegas (05:53)