- 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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10Drake has had his auspicious begins with the omnipresent mixtape, So far Gone. The success that catapulted him into stardom. He was initially known for the popular teen show , Degrassi but it wasn't in till his mixtape success and subsequent signing with Young Money, Cash Money that he found his calling. His greatly anticipated debut album Thank Me later was meet with commercial success but some what mixed feelings critically. A little over a year later Drake has released his second full length album, Take Care. He has finally found his niche. It is not as a heavy rapper or a trey songz r&b singer. Its a mix of both, the songs on Take Care are sometimes slow but always crisp, almost palpable. its a mastery of music and has to be one of the best album in awhile, not the best rap album but one of the best musical albums in a long, long time.… Expand
8Take Care is clearly a big step up from Thank Me Later. Drake's sophomore album shows a bit more of his versatility seeing that a lot of the tracks are completely unconventional and he makes them his own. (Ex: Crew Love). Minus the fact that Andre clearly stole The Real Her, minus that Lil Wayne had an average at best verse on HYFR, and lastly minus We'll Be Fine was clearly a club anthem that in my eyes was filler, this album was solid.… Expand
7Drake is constantly maturing as an musician. He is not necessarily a rapper, but more of an experimental artist. His first album, "Thank Me Later", and extended play, "So Far Gone", focused primarily on rap, hip hop, and main-stream pop. However, in "Take Care", he experiments with many different genres, notably in "Headlines" (electronica/pop) and "The Motto" (progressive rap-core). Drake's sophomore project is not perfect, but not too far from it.… Expand
To be honest the only songs I could really feel myself liking is Headlines and Look What You've Done.
This album was kind of slow and I didn't like it. I don't like music that bores me and this was pretty damn boring compared to all the great music that I am currently being surrounded with.
This may have been an okay album if it was 2005, but with all the juicy hip-hop and r & b that I am listening to, this seems a bit stale.… 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.