The album's production was primarily handled by Danny Boy Styles, The Weeknd himself and Jason "Da Heala" Quenneville, among others.
Kiss Land received generally positive reviews from critics.
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The slightly wider vocal range and additional expressiveness don't hurt his cause.
For those who aren't as easily drawn into Tesfaye's world, this will seem roughly as insufferable and as bleakly aimless as the earlier material." Jesse Cataldo of Slant Magazine said, "The music is never up to the conceptual task, and the album too often settles for numbing backdrops, with songs like "Belong to the World" and "Wanderlust" resembling wan impersonations of Bad-era Michael Jackson." Ian Cohen of Pitchfork said, "Kiss Land is technically the Weeknd's fourth album in two and a half years, and without the ear-turning innovation of the earlier work, all you can muster in reaction to its worldview, the same one that's been delivered repeatedly without variation, is, "Maybe it's you, man." Which in a way, vindicates it: Kiss Land sounds every bit as isolated and singular as Tesfaye feels." August Brown of the Los Angeles Times said, "For an act founded in anonymity and reserve, it turns out the Weeknd's most convincing work of art is Tesfaye's own rollout as a star and storyteller. But then again, when it comes to sex and loneliness, we've all been there." Omar Burgess of Hip Hop DX said, "This album is a polished, lateral step with an accompanying barcode for Weeknd's fans.
Still, the punches seem half-pulled, and the production glides by without much of an impact." Mike Madden of Consequence of Sound said, "Apart from its mild lyrical slips, Kiss Land doesn't really have any cosmetic issues, just relative shortcomings when you consider the singular thrills his 2011 output offered.
The 23-year-old Tesfaye will almost certainly make a bigger, better record soon. Even seven-and-a-half minutes isn't long enough." Stephen Carlick of Exclaim!
And in that way, the dude from Toronto who created a shift is saying that he'll shift again only when he's ready." Andy Kellman of All Music said, "Kiss Land is more personal, more human, and will draw his fans closer to him.It's Tesfaye's delicate falsetto — and dark, distinctly '80s guitar and synth sounds — that envelops you everywhere else.reationists occasionally charge that evolution is useless as a scientific theory because it produces no practical benefits and has no relevance to daily life.The title came from a conversation that I overheard and those words stuck out.Someone said, "Kiss Land" and I thought, "That's going to be the title of my album." It sounds so ridiculous.