- 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've 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!!!
Jan 22, 2021This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Un vortice di emozioni, sensazioni, suoni e vibrazioni che si susseguono per tutta la durata del disco. Si lascia apprezzare in tutti i suoi aspetti. È un disco che risente particolarmente delle influenze pop e R&B, la chiave nella quale Drake, a parer mio, sa esprimere il proprio meglio.… Expand
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 11, 2015Continuing to demonstrate the widespread effect hip hop has gained globally, Drake is the first international hip hop artist. He has a muchContinuing to demonstrate the widespread effect hip hop has gained globally, Drake is the first international hip hop artist. He has a much more impressive pedigree once you peel back a layer or two. Not only does he write and co-produce a lot of his own material, he has just as much validity as a singer.....as he has with his flow.… Expand
Jul 28, 2019The album is a bit cookie-cutter and sappy. It is certainly not as cohesive or well put together as it's follow up, but it still has a fewThe album is a bit cookie-cutter and sappy. It is certainly not as cohesive or well put together as it's follow up, but it still has a few great tracks and features a unique approach to pop rap at the time.… 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.
|Kid A Mnesia - Radiohead|
|The Myth of the Happily Ever After - Biffy Clyro|
|One Foot in Front of the Other [Mixtape] - Griff|
|Prioritise Pleasure - Self Esteem|
|All Things Must Pass [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - George Harrison|
|Glow On - Turnstile|
|Sabotage [Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - Black Sabbath|
|A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle - John Coltrane|
|Red (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift|
|We're All Alone In This Together - Dave|
|Access Denied - Ray BLK|
|Henki - Richard Dawson|
|Let It Be [2021 Mix] [Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - The Beatles|
|Buffalo Nichols - Buffalo Nichols|
|Bloodmoon: I - Converge|
|Pink Noise - Laura Mvula|
|Valentine - Snail Mail|
|30 - Adele|
|Conquering - Employed to Serve|
|Sometimes I Might Be Introvert - Little Simz|