Because House of Balloons is so five years ago.Republic, 2016
6.9 / 10
Does anyone care in the slightest that The Weeknd has traded in his ambitions as a progressive pop/R&B sex idol who despises his position for, well, making straight pop music? I know of a lot of people who’re saying Starboy is the tipping point and they’re jumping off the bandwagon right quick, but I find this to be just as danceable and disposable as Beauty Behind the Madness. Here’s another collection of songs with bad lyrics and good beats, and I guess that’s what The Weeknd is good for these days.