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  • Summary: The surprise six-track EP release for the Canadian artist is said to be a return "to his roots" and features a guest appearance from Gesaffelstein.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 5, 2018
    90
    There are no blockbuster hit singles like “I Can’t Feel My Face” or “Starboy,” but the melodic directness and Michael Jackson vocalisms of those songs is here, just buried under clouds of sad synthesizers and downcast beats. ... It’s a credit to this prolific and ever-evolving artist that he manages to be creatively restless and never stay in the same place for long while always sounding unmistakably like himself.
  2. Apr 2, 2018
    80
    In adding back into the mix that layer of unpredictability that's served him so well, the EP adds yet enough layer of complexity to an already diverse discography--while placing a few more musical bullets in the chamber for the next world tour.
  3. Apr 2, 2018
    70
    My Dear Melancholy, surprisingly provides the clearest, most engaging example yet of the Weeknd's angst. It's the sound of a man kneeling at love's altar still in search of an elusive healing.
  4. Stylistically, superficially, this forward propulsion sees him loop back to the start with six-track EP My Dear Melancholy,, which appears to sink back into the browbeaten R&B with which he made his Google-friendly name. This works--sporadically.
  5. Apr 5, 2018
    58
    My Dear Melancholy, has cohesion, but it’s a listless, murky sound that never unhinges the way you want it to. Had he pushed a little further, it could have made for something more substantial, rather than walking up to the cusp and then backing down.
  6. Apr 6, 2018
    50
    On Melancholy, the Starboy wallows in heartbreak. It can be a bit tedious, at least until French producer/DJ Gesaffelstein shows up for “Never There” and “Hurt You,” which plays like a two-part song.
  7. Apr 2, 2018
    40
    There’s more softness and vulnerability than one usually associates with the Weeknd, but also his signature numbness. ... Opener Call Out My Name’s title is typical of the EP’s uninteresting lyrical approach, but he sings with a grandness that is further amplified by sturdy production choices: a buzzing bass line and waltzing drum beat that sounds recycled from hit single Earned It.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. Apr 3, 2021
    10
    Bu harika EP'nin nasıl olur da yalnızca 244 oylaması olur? Gerçekten siz bi tuhafsızın amk
  2. Jan 8, 2022
    10
    One of the best Album, Love this Alum so much...
  3. Mar 30, 2018
    10
    Very personal EP by The Weeknd.

    I like it,reminds me the sound of Echoes Of Silence but with vibes of Starboy. If you are a fan of The
    Very personal EP by The Weeknd.

    I like it,reminds me the sound of Echoes Of Silence but with vibes of Starboy.

    If you are a fan of The Weeknd previous work's you will like this.
    If you are looking for I Feel It Coming or Can't Feel My Face vibes, this is not the right place.
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  4. May 17, 2018
    9
    This surprise album really fueled my hate for selena gomez jkndsknknsdkjnfnkasnfsjdnfndkfnskfns.dfnfaskjdfns 75 characters
  5. Jan 18, 2022
    8
    This was probably not an ambitious album like others were. This was all about what the artist feels like and I believe that is the art of it.This was probably not an ambitious album like others were. This was all about what the artist feels like and I believe that is the art of it. While some songs like "Call Out My Name" gave me near to goosebumps feeling, some just really couldn't. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2022
    7
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  7. May 6, 2018
    2
    For such a short album, it's amazing how much it manages to run together. Call out My Name is good, if not particularly inventive orFor such a short album, it's amazing how much it manages to run together. Call out My Name is good, if not particularly inventive or innovative. But the rest of the album fails to leave an impression, it's a breakup album, but there's no fire to it, not anger. The Weeknd has done songs with passion and emotion like In the Night or even his cover of Dirty Diana, but it's all gone here, replaced with the worst parts of Starboy's filler. It honestly makes me wonder why he released it. It's not a full album, and nothing seems to be getting any promotion, so why was it released? Expand

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