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  • Summary: Originally titled Views From The 6, the fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian rapper features guest appearances from Kyla, Pimp C, Popcaan, and Wizkid.

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One Dance
Baby, I like your style Grips on your waist Front way, back way You know that I don't play Streets not safe But I never run away Even when I'm... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. May 2, 2016
    80
    Views, made up of twenty polyrhythmic and eclectically curated tracks, is Toronto's ethos and identity in sonic form, an inside joke between Aubrey Graham and the city he's championed since the start.
  2. May 4, 2016
    80
    It's a slow album, but through multiple listens, we're treated to the same complexities, but personal and musical, that have made him such a fascinating figure throughout the past decade.
  3. Mojo
    Jun 28, 2016
    80
    Drake's genuinely fleet-footed flows and sly humour prevent his pained introspection descending into a cheesy whine fest. [Aug 2016, p.95]
  4. May 2, 2016
    68
    Spanning an obnoxious 82 minutes, the record goes through several musical and thematic phases, but the overall atmosphere is bitter, petty, worn-down. It confuses loyalty and stagnation, wallowing in a sound that is starting to show its limits.
  5. 60
    Views, like Take Care and Nothing Was the Same before it, is brilliant in places and thoroughly bloated in others.
  6. May 4, 2016
    60
    Views packs much less of a political punch than Bey’s must-hear epic, and at 20 tracks, Aubrey for the most part provides a rather overweight and lethargic waltz through his musical comfort zone.
  7. 40
    It’s not completely without merit--some of the backing tracks have a mesmerisingly entropic grip, as well they might, with 14 writer/producers involved in a single track--but the overall effect is utterly wearying, and unpersuasive: after all, only fools waste pity on the wealthy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 208
  2. Negative: 59 out of 208
  1. Apr 29, 2016
    10
    Coming from a big Drake fan, I loved the album. His singing and vocals have improved a lot, I think that Drake and 40 made a great work here.Coming from a big Drake fan, I loved the album. His singing and vocals have improved a lot, I think that Drake and 40 made a great work here. As for the part that everyone was expecting a rap album, Drake has said several times that even though he is a rapper, and has been know for his rap skills, he likes and enjoys singing. Good to know that the 2-year wait is finally over and I'm able to have this album on repeat. :) Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2016
    10
    I see everyone with different opinions about VIEWS, y'all talkin' major shi* about it. Now, I understand we all have different opinions, butI see everyone with different opinions about VIEWS, y'all talkin' major shi* about it. Now, I understand we all have different opinions, but everyone needs to chill TF OUT. It has only been a day & a half this album was release. I understand, for a first listen i was like "What is this!?!?" But you, me, and everyone else needs to understand, that it takes time to define an album. I remember back in 2011, everyone was saying 'Take Care' was trash, and two weeks later. EVERYONE WAS LIKING IT! AND, Aubrey won a Grammy from that album. So please. give it another listen, do you research, and please understand its only been one day it has been released. Enjoy 'VIEWS'. Expand
  3. May 15, 2016
    9
    i have noticed much hate at the album but i actually enjoyed it and will enjoy it in the future too. I think most of the hate comes fromi have noticed much hate at the album but i actually enjoyed it and will enjoy it in the future too. I think most of the hate comes from people who started to like drakes music after those more rap and less singing mix tapes of last year but now didn't like this because "views" had more singing and emotions than the mix tapes. Overall good album for people who liked drakes older work like "take care" and "thank me later" Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2017
    6
    it'sit's okay............................................................................................................................................................ Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2016
    4
    I was very disappointed i expected so much more, Drake barley raps on this. The sound is all over the place one second its rap ,than r n b,I was very disappointed i expected so much more, Drake barley raps on this. The sound is all over the place one second its rap ,than r n b, then reggie it just comes of as unfinished. Additionally this has the most mediocre tracks out of any drake project Expand
  6. May 1, 2016
    3
    Found it weak, basic, repetitive in its beat. Seems like he has been doing the same thing for all his albums, time to change it up. I wasFound it weak, basic, repetitive in its beat. Seems like he has been doing the same thing for all his albums, time to change it up. I was expecting something more sense it has been four albums since his best album, "Take Care." Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2016
    0
    I was a huge Drake fan before VIEWS and thoroughly believed that VIEWS would be Drake's magnum opus. However, I was instantly disgusted by theI was a huge Drake fan before VIEWS and thoroughly believed that VIEWS would be Drake's magnum opus. However, I was instantly disgusted by the mediocrity that is VIEWS. There are literally no memorable songs besides Controlla. The fact that Drake has sold so many copies is disgusting because this record is one of the worst projects he has ever put out. I cannot listen to the whole album because it is so dull and monotonous. Lyrically there are no meaningful songs, only songs that resemble past Drake songs. The bright spot of the album is PARTYNEXTDOOR's feature. Expand

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