- Summary: The second studio album for the hip-hop artist features guest appearances from Andre 3000, Birdman, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Nicki Manah, Rick Ross, Rihanna, and The Weeknd.
- Record Label: Cash Money Records
- Genre(s): Pop, Rap, R&B, Pop/Rock, Contemporary R&B, Pop-Rap
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Dec 10, 2011This album is incredible, the sorrow, heart, and energy that is put in this album gives it a classic, and in a few years he will surpass LilThis album is incredible, the sorrow, heart, and energy that is put in this album gives it a classic, and in a few years he will surpass Lil Wayne. His first was good, not great, it showed to much commercialism; which is why it was weaker. This album has a complete change, embracing fame (Headlines and The Motto), but in some songs regretting it (Marvins Room and The Ride.) Track Ratings: Over My Dead Body 10/10, Shot For Me 9/10, Headlines 8.7/10, Crew Love (The Weeknd) 9.2/10, Take Care (Rihanna) 7.9/10, Marvins Room 10/10, Buried Alive Interlude 8/10, Underground Kings 8.5/10, We'll Be Fine (Birdman) 8.5/10, Make Me Proud 9.4/10, Lord Knows 9.8/10, Cameras/Good Ones Go Interlude 8/10, Doing it Wrong 9/10, The Real Her (Lil Wayne & Andre 3000) 9.7/10 HYFR 8.2/10, Look What You've Done, 8.9/10, Practice 8.8/10, The Ride 9.5/10, The Motto 8/10, Hate Sleeping Alone 9.6/10… Expand
Nov 18, 2011This album made me like Drake even more. I like the fact that he incorporates different types of musical styles into his songs. He's not a badThis album made me like Drake even more. I like the fact that he incorporates different types of musical styles into his songs. He's not a bad singer so his technique is working in his favour. Each song creates a different atmosphere. I especially like his take on Juvenile's "Back That A** Up" (Practice). It's brilliant. As for the lyrical themes with the exception of growing into wealth, I can relate to it. Which makes this album perfect.… Expand
Nov 15, 2011This album will be a classic, Drake created his own style of rap/hiphop. On his first album, the influence of 'Cash Money' producers was clearThis album will be a classic, Drake created his own style of rap/hiphop. On his first album, the influence of 'Cash Money' producers was clear in some songs (Miss Me, Fancy). Even though that was a good album, it wasn't a great one. This album on the other hand, is great. The influence of James Blake is very clear in this album, leading to some revolutionary songs with revolutionary beats (to give an example, Crew Love). The Jamie xx produced Take Care has a beautiful build-up, and reminds me of "Weak become heroes" by The Streets (aka Mike Skinner). Instead of chosing for industry-leading guest stars, he has chosen guest artists whose voice/rap skills fit the song perfectly (except for Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, but they need to be on it for obvious reasons). Just like he gives Rihanna a surprising vocal role in Take Care; not the powerful Rihanna you'd expect, but an almost timid Rihanna. It's very obvious that he was left with creative control this time. I'm willing to bet he's going to receive a grammy for this one.
"Take Care", "Marvin's Room", "Crew Love", "Lord Knows" are instant classics.… Expand
Jul 13, 2012This Album From Hip Hop prince, Drake is Different. Different in a way where he experiences with euphoric beats and deep meaning in rappingThis Album From Hip Hop prince, Drake is Different. Different in a way where he experiences with euphoric beats and deep meaning in rapping lyrical style. He puts together airy songs of hip hop and R&B together so perfectly that i could listen to the album forever… Expand
Aug 16, 2013One of the best rap albums I have bought. Drake only disappoints on a few songs. The best songs are "Over My Dead Body", "Headlines", andOne of the best rap albums I have bought. Drake only disappoints on a few songs. The best songs are "Over My Dead Body", "Headlines", and "Take Care".… Expand
Apr 20, 2015Most overrated album of all-time. It's not even rap, he makes pop and r&b music. Plus, all he does is cry and whine over his ex, he doesn'tMost overrated album of all-time. It's not even rap, he makes pop and r&b music. Plus, all he does is cry and whine over his ex, he doesn't talk about anything interesting, his lyrics are very simple, he can't even tell a story.… Expand
Published: November 30, 2011This month's best new albums include the latest from Kate Bush and Drake, the debut from Sepalcure, and more. Get the full list inside, where you can find out more about each LP, listen to a track from each one, and get links to stream the full albums at Spotify.
Published: November 29, 2011Between now and January, we'll be collecting top 10 lists published by major music critics, publications, and websites, and tallying their cumulative picks to determine the best albums of 2011. Check back here daily to get an updated scorecard.
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|Physical Graffiti [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar|
|The Smithsonian Folkways Collection [Box Set] - Lead Belly|
|Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975 The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4 - Miles Davis|
|Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky: The Complete Pretty Things Collection [Box Set] - The Pretty Things|
|Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens|
|Hand.Cannot.Erase. - Steven Wilson|
|Live at the Fillmore East: October 4th & 5th, 1968 [Box Set] - Sly & the Family Stone|
|Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett|
|The Fade in Time - Sam Lee|
|From Kinshasa - Mbongwana Star|
|Complicated Game - James McMurtry|
|Ten Love Songs - Susanne Sundfør|
|The Blade - Ashley Monroe|
|Choose Your Weapon - Hiatus Kaiyote|
|Mono - The Mavericks|
|I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty|
|Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton - Various Artists|
|Something More Than Free - Jason Isbell|