This Week's Album:
Drake - Nothing was the Same
Nothing was the Same is the third studio album from YMCMB member Drake, who, after much hype, finally released the album on September 24th. Will it live up to hype, let's find out and see if nothing was the same
So yeah, I've been amped for this album, just because I knew Drake was gonna fix everything I didn't like about Take Care. Now, before you get your pitchforks out, lemme explain. There are a lot of great songs on Take Care, but there's a few I could go without, just because they were really out of tone considering the rest of album (Headlines, HYFR, We'll Be Fine). In other words, too much filler. Drake fixes it with NWTS though.
Drake said he made the album in linear order, and it definitely shows. Most songs transition into each other nicely, and its able to keep a consistent tone throughout. The album is a great progression from Take Care, with Drake showing improvement with his rapping, singing, and choice of production. Everything just seems more slick and smooth.
But, while I do like the album a lot, it suffers some of the same problems as Take Care, filler. Connect, damn that really could have been a bonus track. It's not a bad song, but, it just seems to just go on and on and on... Other than that, I don't really have any problems with the album.
Overall, I'm gonna give this album 4.5 crying Drakes outta 5
Now, let's see what AotW contributors Bleach, Costa, and Sean had to say...
Tuscan Leather (8) - Felt like an opening to a movie, Drake taking his time and lettin you know about it on the intro, giving bars.
Furthest Thing (7.5) - I just be jammin on da low, singin along on da low, blastin it in my house on da low.
Started From The Bottom (7.5) - Although a good single, I overplayed it.
Wu Tang Forever (8) - Very good song, neat that it has the most outward Wu references. IT'S YOOOOOOOURS.
Own It (8) - PND detected, my nigga def had a part, and that chorus singing :yas:
Worst Behavior (7.5) - MUTHAFUCKA NEVA LUVED US, BITCH YOU BETTA HAVE MY MONEY WHEN I COME FOR DAT SHIT LIKE ODB.
From Time (7) - Eh, Jhené was cool I guess, it's def prob my least fav.
Hold On We're Going Home (7.5) - Smooth shit man, I vibe heavier to this hearing it placed in the album.
Connect (8.5) - whew, me swangin, eyes close just swangin and sangin.
The Language (7) - Dat random Birdman doooooe
305 To My City (7.5) - I get it, I get it.
Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2 (9) - wow, the beat, the intro, the bars, it's top 3 track dont even front
Come Thru (8.5) - Another song that reeks of my nigga PND to me, I love it. COME THRU GURL U DESERVE ROUNDS TONITE
All Me (7)- ILL NIGGA ALERT, ILL NIGGA ALERT. HOE SHUT THE FUCK UP.
The Motion (8) - That nigga Sampha was killin it, good track.
tuscan leather - gr8 sample, gr8 rapping 9/10
furthest thing - wow rly nice beat, nice singing too 8/10
started from the bottom - is cool song i guess 6/10
wu tang forever - nice beat, nice singing, nice theme to the song 8/10
own it - really nice song and beat, reminds me of find your love 8/10
worst behaviour - nice production 7/10
from time - srsly amazing, jhene feat is great 10/10
hold on were going home 10/10
connect - really nice song 8/10
the language - really like the song and beat, great stuff 8/10
305 to my city - wasnt rly digging tbh 5/10
too much - omg so good 10/10
pound cake / paris morton music 2 really good song, classic damn 10/10
come thru - pretty decent stuff 6/10
all me - str8 up banger tbh 8/10
overall - 8/10
tuscan leather - nwts classic 10/10
furthest thing - nwts classic 10/10
started from the bottom - nwts classic 10/10
wu tang forever - nwts classic 10/10
own it - nwts classic 10/10
worst behaviour - SOTY 9BH 12/10
from time - nwts classic 10/10
hold on were going home - nwts classic 10/10
connect - nwts classic 10/10
the language - nwts classic 10/10
305 to my city - eh this songs okay 7/10
too much - nwts classic 10/10
pound cake / paris morton music 2 - nwts classic 10/10
come thru - nwts classic 10/10
all me - nwts classic 10/10
overall - 1000000000/10