After the release of Starboy, you can't fault Weeknd fans for expecting more of that sound when it came to the release of his following effort, My Dear Melancholy. This project, which ended up being a seven-track EP that looked back at the trilogy of mixtapes that made The Weeknd everyone's favorite sadboy, had its moments; "Wasted Times" and "Hurt You" are certified bops. However, the project overall was definitely underwhelming. Judging by word on the street, this could be the first in a three-EP series from Weeknd, which opens the future potential of this EP right up. Also, it's hard to top what Weeknd debuted with, so a shortened version of his 2011 style, no matter how satisfying, is ultimately put on the back burner for the original article. —khal