Generally favorable reviews- based on 384 Ratings
Mar 20, 2017This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. "More life" the most diverse project, was a good playlist but at the same time it wasn't for many. More life gives us a more vocal Drake, where he gets personal in songs like "Lose you", "Can't have everything", and "Do not Disturb". Drake gave us more tropical, island type vibes throughout the playlist.
It's (in my opinion) the most interesting work Drake ever did. He gave us a playlist we can relate to and gave us the (old) Drake that we knew from "Best I've ever had" to "Take Care". Hopefully Drake gives us a better mixtape, album, or playlist in 2018.… Full Review »
Mar 21, 2017"More Life" isn't great. It's not timeless, and it's certainly not "the best thing he's released in the past 4 years" ("If You're Reading This"More Life" isn't great. It's not timeless, and it's certainly not "the best thing he's released in the past 4 years" ("If You're Reading This It's Too Late" still exists). Simply put, More Life is a solid project, one that shows a Drake who outgrew the flaws of his "VIEWS"-days. On "More Life", Drake's attempts to imitate/borrow from Jamaican dancehall and afro-house music show nuance and skill, while his attempts to do the same with UK grime are only hindered by an out-of-place Giggs feature. Drake as a rapper returns with an "If You're Reading This It's Too Late"-esque urgency; he sounds truly confident on "Free Smoke" and "Lose You", all while managing to drop a poignant observation about his status and level of success. His flow sounds rigid at times—the raw braggadocio of "Gyalchester" is only dulled by a rigidly 'in pocket' flow, while his delivery could use a shot of adrenaline on tracks such as "Sacrifices". The writing on "More Life", thank the lord, does not even bare a distant resemblance to the writing on "VIEWS". The "you toyin' with it like happy meals" struggle bars were sent for an eternal lap around the track of shame, never to be used again. It's not a great project; the length is a little much, and Drake needs an accent coach if he plans to make some of these musical ventures believable, but it's a solid return to form for the 6God himself.… Full Review »
Mar 21, 2017Here, Drake experiments with sounds from around the world without changing his lyrical themes or vocals. The result is eclectic but notHere, Drake experiments with sounds from around the world without changing his lyrical themes or vocals. The result is eclectic but not actually very good. It's like he re-skinned tracks that he wrote over the past few years for various other projects but withwith some British style/dancehall vibes/EDM production without changing the core of the music.
It's listenable. If you love Drake, it's a wonderful way to experience other styles, and it's very well stitched together from an aural perspective - it deserves the "playlist album" moniker. However, it's hardly groundbreaking either as part of Drake's oeuvre or as new music from the various scenes he borrows from.
No Long Talk feat. Giggs: good verses from Drake and UK rapper Giggs, aping the best grime out of the UK.
Teenage Fever: classic Drake pop rap, nothing new and exciting, but well-executed.… Full Review »