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The Weeknd- Trilogy

Well the trilogy came out, which is a rerelease of his first three tapes but this time around it's all re-mixed and mastered with three added songs.

I was listening to some of it today, and I must say, I am somewhat disappointed in the new mixes.

The dynamics are squashed, everything is LOUD, which takes away from the whole atmospheric vibe of The Weeknd.

And they brought a LOT of his backing vox up in almost all his songs and added unnecessary production such as extra transitional chords etc.

Obviously mixing is a very subjective thing, but what do you guys think?
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he sounds too much like The Dream...I dont mind inspiration.. but i can't stand Biters .. I can't listen to The Weeknd without think about The Dream...
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More of the same except worse.

Cheer up Weeknd
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he sounds too much like The Dream...I dont mind inspiration.. but i can't stand Biters .. I can't listen to The Weeknd without think about The Dream...
You really can't bit the way you sound lol I mean The Weeknd just naturally sings like that I doubt it was a conscious effort lol

The Dream and Weeknd are dope but they talk about subjects on opposite sides of the spectrum.

Plus the Weeknd really displays his vocal talent more than Dream IMO
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The Weeknd bores the hell out of me. Drenching everything in reverb doesn't make the songs more interesting. I just really can't stand his songs...so boring...
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I have to disagree, having listened since his first project back in March, I enjoy the extra vocal effects and addition of some instruments. Maybe it is because I have listened to the original songs so much it is nice to listen and hear new things added
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I haven't heard 'Trilogy' yet, but l can't even tell how often i've played the HouseOfBaloons-mixtape..

Icecold, but fascinating as hell!
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I haven't listened to it yet, but I've heard the iTunes snippets.

Few things I've noticed:
- Overall more compress/squashed sound.
- Removal of the Aaliyah sample ("hold me close") in "What You Need"
- New background harmonies + more upfront background harmonies in "The Zone"
- Bass synth in "High for This" cuts through the mix more
- Beach House sample in "Loft Music" is pushed back a bit (or has reduced stereo width?)
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But the production on Twenty Eight is INCREDIBLE!
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Don't get me wrong I enjoy the weeknd but do you talk about/listen to anything else?

Side note I prefer there mixtapes
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Don't get me wrong I enjoy the weeknd but do you talk about/listen to anything else?

Side note I prefer there mixtapes
I listen to this portishhead, radiohead, and frank ocean.
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The new mixes just sound off to me. 808 kick drums are (way too) louder and punchier, other instruments like snare drums, bass synth and long 808 "trap" drums are quieter... It seems to be Illangelo that mixed it himself, or maybe the mixing engineer decided not to be credited. Mastered by Mark Santangelo, Vlado Meller's assistant.
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