- Summary: Showcasing his depth as a rapper, singer, and songwriter, Drake's debut album secures his place among hip-hop's elite with emotionally charged lyrics and dynamically produced beats.
- Record Label: Cash Money
- Genre(s): Rap
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|I know way too many people here right now That I didn't know last year, who the fuck are y'all? I swear it feels like the last few nights We been...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
So Drake isn't the hip-hop savior he was hyped to be. Instead, as he drifts through what should have been his boisterous coming-out party, he comes off as muted and rueful, missing the days when he was 19 and it was just about him and his girlfriend in a college dorm room.
The rapper's insistent navel-gazing isn't the most original concept, and it won't make for the most stable subject matter in the long run, but it certainly works on Thank Me Later, which nails confused introspection in a genre famous for willful misrepresentation of self.
MojoBy the album's close, however, his vulnerability risks tipping over into maudlin self-pity. [Sep 2010, p.103]
JMoneyJun 15, 2010UNDISPUTED Album of the year!!!
VictorHJun 15, 2010Incredible!
Aug 2, 2011This album is a real testament to how deep of an artist drake is. You can see a real variety of sounds whether it be more upbeat rap songsThis album is a real testament to how deep of an artist drake is. You can see a real variety of sounds whether it be more upbeat rap songs like Over or Miss Me, to a more slowed down, RnB style with songs like Cece's Interlude, Fireworks, and Shut It Down. The album is great, very fun to listen all the way through, and cant wait for more from him… Expand
JDJun 16, 2010Its pretty good. I could you some more of his mixtape style rapping. Also I dont like the AUTOtune in some of the songs.
Mar 10, 2015Drake is so versatile and this is a good start from him as I look forward to bigger and better things from him.
Best songs: 1. Light UpDrake is so versatile and this is a good start from him as I look forward to bigger and better things from him.
1. Light Up
2. Miss Me
4. The Resistance
5. Fireworks… Expand
Jan 13, 2016Drake was very corny back then ahahahah some of the punchlines on here are hilarious and so are some of the love themed lyrics. Still a goodDrake was very corny back then ahahahah some of the punchlines on here are hilarious and so are some of the love themed lyrics. Still a good album though , plus it introduced the world to a sound that is now being repeatedly copied.… Expand
Jan 27, 2012Money;Drugs;Sex. That's all he cares about apparently... He should learn to make some original lyrics instead of the same repetitive crap thatMoney;Drugs;Sex. That's all he cares about apparently... He should learn to make some original lyrics instead of the same repetitive crap that they always have today.… Expand
Published: December 6, 2010Throughout the next two months, we'll be tracking the year-end Top Ten lists published by various music sites, magazines, and more. Find out which albums are currently in the running for best album of the year.
|The Early Years 1967-1972 [Box Set] - Pink Floyd|
|A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie|
|DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar|
|Singles: The Definitive 45's Collection - Sun Ra|
|The 1966 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest|
|Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper|
|The Order of Time - Valerie June|
|Fuzzy Logic [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - Super Furry Animals|
|50 Song Memoir - Magnetic Fields|
|Fantasizing About Being Black - Otis Taylor|
|Guppy - Charly Bliss|
|Obituary - Obituary|
|Black America Again - Common|
|Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels|
|Arca - Arca|
|More Scared of You than You Are of Me - The Smith Street Band|
|What in the Natural World - Jake Xerxes Fussell|
|Forever - Code Orange|
|Nightmare Logic - Power Trip|