The release of The Weeknd’s debut album is only one week away and the good folks over at NPR are giving everyone an early listen to the new project. The Weeknd did release a commercial album late last year, but it was literally a compilation of his three free mixtapes (House of Baloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence) with three bonus tracks. Despite the fact that anyone that purchased that already had all but three songs in their playlist, The Weeknd went on to debut at number 4 on the Billboard charts with 86,000 units sold in its first week. He has since gone gold with over 500,000 units sold in the United States. That really says a lot about his core audience and it is only getting larger. Fast forward 8 months and his debut album, Kiss Land, is here and, to put it simply, it is really good.