Take Care

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  • 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    91
    His follow-up album is plenty downbeat, but it's also gorgeous, an immersive headphone masterwork that's tender and intimate like little else in contemporary rap and R&B.
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    90
    On Take Care, Drake finally shows he's got the talent to match the hype.
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    80
    The only time the almost 80-minute Take Care doesn't work is when it indulges something resembling conventional hip-hop.
  4. 80
    Over the course of some 18 months, Drake has become quite a novice in the genre, well on his way to mastering new and exciting ground.
  5. 80
    Considering Take Care is an affecting masterpiece easily on par with his debut, there could be no greater accolade for the genius of this man.
  6. Nov 15, 2011
    70
    As a series of a mood pieces detailing the luxury lifestyle of hip-hop's one-percenters, Take Care is fairly captivating. As a portrait of the artist at the top of the mountain, however, it's pretty frustrating.
  7. Nov 17, 2011
    20
    Former child actor Aubrey Graham's much-vaunted sensitivity and introspection is more hollow than ever on his second album.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 89
  2. Negative: 10 out of 89
  1. Dec 10, 2011
    10
    This 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
  2. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    This 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
  3. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    This 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.
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  4. Jul 13, 2012
    9
    This 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
  5. Aug 16, 2013
    8
    One 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
  6. Nov 5, 2012
    7
    nice album.. but needs to start back rappin more.. the world aint end yet so u still got time prove these **** wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Apr 20, 2015
    0
    Most 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

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