The Weeknd
My Dear Melancholy,


1.5
very poor

Review

by Sebastian USER (76 Reviews)
March 30th, 2018 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I’m tired.

It’s three in the morning, and I’m listening to the new Weeknd project, My Dear Melancholy,. That’s with the comma. Word doesn’t like that. Word doesn’t like Weeknd either. Maybe it’s a metaphor for something. Who cares. Anyway. The new project from once-enjoyable artist The Weeknd finds itself going around in circles. It’s all drenched in this heavy reverb on each layer of his vocals, and I only notice because it’s on every fucking song. It makes me really tired. I want to go to bed. I want to sleep on the bed of slow hi-hats in ‘Try Me’, but this ear-piercing noise on ‘I Was Never There’ keeps interrupting the process of drifting off. The Weeknd (with a red line underneath) has a great voice, but it’s so heavily altered that you’d be hard-pressed to find a vocal line that isn’t drowning in production. It worked on Beauty Behind The Madness, when he was making more accessible pop tunes. But with a heavy R&B flavour, it just makes me sleepy. The EP doesn’t try anything new. Maybe it was trying to be chill. Who knows. It’s a snore-fest that struggles to ever actually gain my attention. I’m going to bed now. This one’s staying off though. Slow-burning isn’t really my thing. And the vocals on 'Wasted Times' sorta creep me out.

1.5/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Drubbi
March 30th 2018


298 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

sleepy boy does a sleepy review (2018, colourised)

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2018


16115 Comments


fucking fanstastic review

butcherboy
March 30th 2018


9464 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

[2].. really great job..

Papa Universe
March 30th 2018


20599 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

my dear melanPOSy,

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JustJoe.
March 30th 2018


5848 Comments


. . .

JustJoe.
March 30th 2018


5848 Comments


butcherboy, your soundoff hurts my heart. As does this review score.

*pos'd anyway*

butcherboy
March 30th 2018


9464 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

his songs do round off some good playlists for me.. but as an album-maker, he's lacking..

JustJoe.
March 30th 2018


5848 Comments


I enjoy The Weeknd's music as much as Drifter enjoys R. Kelly's music. Let's just put it that way.

So, I disagree, but I digress. Cheers, butcher!

Papa Universe
March 30th 2018


20599 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

interesting...

BlushfulHippocrene
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2018


2846 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

How would you place this against his last few albums, Joe? (Excellent review, Drubbi.)

Slex
March 30th 2018


6468 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Couldn't agree more w this review, very well written too!

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thesystemisdown
March 30th 2018


416 Comments


I don't agree... I think this is perfect what it is... a smaller release, bringing back the authenticity of his original sound with the production value of his newer work... I think it's exactly what his career needed, and music in general... a little bit repetitive and overly downcast at times, but I think it's a great release. A solid 4 if not 4.5/5 in my opinion

Evatallica
March 30th 2018


384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Disagreed hard but I see where you're coming from. I think this project is easily the best material he has put out in years lyrically and production wise. Plus it's only an EP so the 6 songs here are very cohesive and create a great atmosphere

Sauce
March 30th 2018


910 Comments


fans of the trilogy will crucify you for this.

rabidfish
March 30th 2018


5011 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Abel has amazing singles, but his compiled efforts always fall flat. Maybe one day he'll figure it out and make the best RnB record of the century.



Probably not, tho.

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MyShadow
March 30th 2018


777 Comments


this dont sound like trilogy tho

i mean more so than anything since kiss land but still not at all

im also done with this dude, nice review

Drifter
March 30th 2018


15418 Comments


His name is Sauce with a profile pic of spaghetti lmfao

SteakByrnes
March 30th 2018


14597 Comments


Lmao nice review Drubbi my boi

Darius the Great
March 30th 2018


20141 Comments


Ahaha this was fun, pos'd
I like his voice a couple of tunes from his old stuff, but overall he's not for me

Slex
March 30th 2018


6468 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Yeah people saying this sounds just like his trilogy are fucking high what are y'all listening to?



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