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My Dear Melancholy

The Weeknd

My Dear Melancholy

EP from the Canadian alternative R&B singer-songwriter Abel Tesfaye featuring guest spots from Frank Dukes, Mike WiLL Made-It, Cirkut and Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

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  1. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    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
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  2. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The music is more gloom than glitz
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  3. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Abel Tesfaye's latest recalls his earlier, darker work and finds a new level of honest romantic affliction
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  4. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    The Weeknd’s new six-song EP finds him in limbo between the bleary-eyed vibe of his early mixtapes and the bulletproof pop stylings of his last two albums
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  5. 6.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Even as these songs are musical gems, it’s hard to care about the significance of it all, because it all comes out sounding like the old Weeknd, transposed upon the celebrity of the new Weeknd
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    The disco-damaged R&B lothario returns to his roots on this sporadically thrilling six-track EP
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  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The follow-up to the massively successful Starboy – features ghostly and gorgeous production but lyrics that are suffocatingly solipsistic
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  8. 5.8 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Abel Tesfaye sounds distant and non-committed on his latest batch of songs
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  9. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    The sonic palette has more layers, but aside from the klaxon melody that opens the former, they remain pleasingly subtle. Still, anyone looking for bangers will need to wait for The Weeknd’s next release
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  10. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    With this brief six-song EP, the Weeknd returns to the aesthetic of his breakthrough Trilogy but ends up retreading classic material rather than revivifying it
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  11. 4.2 |   Earbuddy

    This EP is kind of pointless
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  12. 4.0 |   NOW

    A bland collection of breakup songs
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