House of Balloons is the debut mixtape of The Weeknd, released online for free on March 21, 2011. Canadian producers Doc McKinney, Zodiac, and Illangelo contributed to the project.
Upon its release, House of Balloons garnered much acclaim among critics and fans alike. Complex Magazine named it the Best Album of 2011, and Metacritic declared it the third highest scoring R&B release ever based on aggregated reviews by industry professionals.
Tracklist: (click to listen and read lyrics)
- High For This
- What You Need
- House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls
- The Morning
- Wicked Games
- The Party & The After Party
- Coming Down
- Loft Music
- The Knowing