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  • Summary: The "playlist" project for the Canadian hip-hop artist features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Black Coffee, Giggs, PartyNextDoor, Quavo, Sampha, Travis Scott, Jorja Smith, Kanye West, and Young Thug.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 91
    The singing and melodies are massaged with a care unheard in the prior Drake discography; this album flows as improbably as The Life of Pablo, with more assured lyrics and smoother sequencing, to offset the lack of a certifiable genius at the helm.
  2. Mar 24, 2017
    83
    Drake’s consistent use of global beats and international artists carry the bulk of the weight throughout More Life. Elements of grime and British street culture, along with trap, Caribbean dancehall and Afrobeat give a warmth and freshness that keeps the mood brisk.
  3. Mar 20, 2017
    80
    A nuanced collection of 22 new songs that recall various stages of Drake’s own development, as well as a tour of other styles and artists that he’s partial to. It is both craven and elegant.
  4. Mar 21, 2017
    80
    He allows the various sounds, guest features and flavours of the production, which he and his crew adopted from all over the world, to steal the show.
  5. Mar 28, 2017
    80
    While fans and critics argue over whether or not he’s one of the greatest MCs of his generation, let alone among the greatest of all-time, Drake continues to prove his worth as an elite talent with More Life, another blockbuster from rap’s golden child with the midas touch.
  6. Mar 29, 2017
    70
    Ultimately, More Life does a terrific job creating a mood with its dancehall-flecked, atmospheric production (handled most impressively by the likes of Nineteen85 and Frank Dukes), and it certainly points to a fascinating fork in the road moment for the world’s biggest rapper.
  7. Apr 28, 2017
    50
    More Life is another overly serious, musically uninteresting effort.

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  1. Positive: 45 out of 69
  2. Negative: 7 out of 69
  1. Apr 18, 2017
    10
    Drake's best effort in years. This album shows how Drake evolved as an artist. This album is filled with different emotions, It may not beDrake's best effort in years. This album shows how Drake evolved as an artist. This album is filled with different emotions, It may not be regarded as his best work (it's a "playlist album"), but the versatility of different sounds amazing, ( A modern day classic )Good job Drizzy. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2017
    10
    Drake it at his best when he is playing curator and blending genre bending styles from Dancehall, Grime, EDM, R&B, and Hip-Hop. HisDrake it at his best when he is playing curator and blending genre bending styles from Dancehall, Grime, EDM, R&B, and Hip-Hop. His versatility sunshine atop top shelf production. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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.
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  4. Apr 5, 2017
    8
    After fan-pleaser 'Views' I hoped Drake would return to experimenting and come back with something more sophisticated like 'If You're ReadingAfter fan-pleaser 'Views' I hoped Drake would return to experimenting and come back with something more sophisticated like 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' not giving a **** about sales, so when I heard 'Fake Love' I thought my prayers were answered, it's a song with power yet soul. However, this isn't so much the case for the rest of the album. It starts off nice with some memorable songs until 'Get It Together'. After that two Dancehall songs that make me wonder if Drake turned into the hiphop-equivalent of Paul Simon. I have to say 'Tat on my wrist, like I do not know what permenant is' is my favorite lyric of the album, in terms of flow not so much meaning. Then Skepta has appears and more famous artists start to show up. I hate to say it but I feel like as the first half is Drake lending a platform for rather unknown artists, the second half is other famous artists lending their songs to Drake. It feels like my favourite songs off this album are because of the guest appearences and not so much Drake himself, with the exception of 'Sacrifices' which really feels like a Drake song, however 2Chainz could in my opinion be excluded... Still, we shouldn't forget making music is a process of cooperation, and though some songs sound like Drake has little to do with them, I still wonder how come PARTYNEXTDOOR's or Travi$ Scott's solo work never is as good as their work with Drake. I think the best thing Drake does with his music is bringing the best out of other artists, which in itself too is an art. Expand
  5. May 8, 2017
    7
    Llamada por el propio Drake como una playlist, está lleno de sonidos que van desde lo más rítmico, mainstream hasta un hip-hop/rap estiloLlamada por el propio Drake como una playlist, está lleno de sonidos que van desde lo más rítmico, mainstream hasta un hip-hop/rap estilo gangsta como se puede escuchar en “Gyalchester” y otras. En varias pistas me recuerdan a su álbum pasado (Views) que podría decir que usa la misma fórmula de “One Dance”, con ritmos caribeños y toques de música dance que hacen que este álbum tenga canciones muy digeribles para el público popular como son: “Passionfuit”, “Get It Together” y “Madiba Riddim”. No soy muy fan del hip-hop, pero les puedo decir que es un álbum algo difícil de escuchar completo para una persona “común” porque es un álbum que te trae para todos lados al tener distintos géneros, puedes estar escuchando una canción suave como “Passionfruit” y al siguiente track cambiar abruptamente de género. Se podría decir que es un álbum bueno, no cae en lo mediocre, aunque el único problema que tengo es que muchas de las canciones suenan como si fueran demos, como si no hubieran pasado por un filtro para mejorar el sonido de las canciones, a lo mejor sea el toque personal de Drake, pero, en fin. Expand
  6. Jan 9, 2018
    6
    Drake can be excused for providing his weakest project along with its several flaws due to this project being classified merely as aDrake can be excused for providing his weakest project along with its several flaws due to this project being classified merely as a "playlist". Some lyrics, flows and accents are very borderline shameful. The strongest points of the album are the guest features, rather than Drake's own performances. Credit is due to Drake for allowing other artists to shine and gain mainstream exposure, however. Expand
  7. Apr 14, 2017
    0
    Over all not a good album for rap listeners especially drake fans. The songs except for a very few take out the true meaning of drake songsOver all not a good album for rap listeners especially drake fans. The songs except for a very few take out the true meaning of drake songs and lyrics. Expand

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