Toronto R&B enigma Abel Tesfaye presents his landmark trifecta of mixtapes in one bleak, woozy stretch. Over Trilogy’s three hours, we descend ever deeper into the antihero’s decadent universe: Tesfaye pours Alizé in his cereal over bleary synth washes on “The Morning”, and that’s about as PG as he gets. But for all its doomy R&B nihilism—"House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls" combines sex, drugs and Siouxsie samples—"D.D." hints at Tesfaye's interest in joining pop’s one-gloved upper echelon.

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