The first half is great and then you have the beautiful vocal breakdown in the middle and then when the second half drops, you just lose your shit. Those crashing drums and the bass on the second half are mindblowing, it sounds like some drugged out tribal shit. The fact that the whole song is a freestyle, well that just shows you how talented The Weeknd is. One of his greatest songs for sure.
Ever since I learned that this was a freestyle, this has become my favorite song of his. I mean it must be difficult as hell to vocally freestyle as well as he did (for 8 minutes), fucking pure talent.
Okay, don't get me wrong. It's a good song, and it's among the best moments in Thursday. I just think the songwriting doesn't live up to the production (kinda like XO in EoS). Thursday is already filled with lots of moaning, so it gets slightly too heavy when you get to this song.
I'm just guessing but maybe the hate is because it's experimental R&B, most of the people new to this stuff don't listen to mainstream R&B, me included actually. I guess some are willing to give it a chance others are just jumping to call it shit on a whim.