I don't know how to feel about Drake. Since he made his 2010 debut with "You Can Thank Me Later," Drake has been unavoidable, a rapper whose popularity and acclaim is on par with Kanye and Jay-Z. Listening to his fourth proper album, "Views," I wonder how good is he? He can't really rap all that well, he can't really sing all that well, and his lyrics, are, well, a bit shallow. There's a lot of I got really famous, but, hey, it's kinda hard to be famous, but, also, I totally deserve to be famous. As he humbly says "Views already a classic." This album wore me out. It's 20 songs and 80 minutes long and it only picks up for the last time, the single "Hotline Bling." Rihanna, Future, and Partynextdoor guest. It is impressive how he got up on that building for the cover.
Views by Drake is an album that many didn't like and many liked. He seemed to change his way of music with it and took on a more pop sound with dancehall music which wasn't bad, but I felt like he had too much as he is a rapper. I think the album was still really good, but it had a lot of hype before it came and it didn't live up to it. Some of my favourite songs off of it are Keep the Family Close, Weston Road Flows, Redemption, and U With Me. Compared to other albums like Take Care and Nothing Was the Same this wasn't as good as it could have been. It still was pretty decent but I find he could have done a lot better. Still a recommend to take a listen to.
- @sra1031 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Views, Drakes fourth album was ok, but definitely nowhere near the hype. Everything wasn't bad on the album, songs like Controlla, Too good, and One Dance were all good songs and very popular, although ruined by the radio as they were overplayed. In my opinion Hype, Weston road flows, and Still Here are great underappreciated songs that should be given a shot. The major negative when it comes to Views is that there isn't much variety off songs. A lot of the songs sound the same. It also seems like Drake isn't rapping as much as seen in previous songs and albums such as Jumpman. Im a big fan of Drake, its obvious that Views is not his best work. With all the good and the bad I give the album a 3/5 rating
-@Storm17 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Drake’s fourth studio album, Views was good but not his best. There was a lot of hype for this album only for it to be disappointing when listening. There is nothing new about Views at all, it uses the same narrative that he has in other albums which is that he's a good guy and will treat a woman right. There are few songs which are a little different from the rest but it all feels repetitive. Half of the album is overplayed on radio stations. Also, it felt like Drake was not trying with this album nor was he challenging himself. There are songs that are worth listening to, but as a whole I would not listen to this album again. Drake can definitely do better and I hope he proves that in the future.
- @reviewsfromthe9 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
omg omg drake is soooooo good :)
Really good album.
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