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Thank Me Later

Drake

Thank Me Later

First full-length studio album from the Canadian rapper renowned for a string of acclaimed mixtapes

ADM rating[?]

6.0

Label
Cash Money
UK Release date
14/06/2010
  1. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    Drake manages to make his plight tugging and relatable thanks to a potent mix of empathy, candidness, and grandeur. This is mood music inspired by rap and R&B in equal measure
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  2. 8.0 |   Spin

    It's a testament to the album's weird cohesion that the menagerie of guests—Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, The-Dream, et al.—doesn't overwhelm the host and turn the entire operation into an unseemly
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  3. 7.5 |   Prefix

    For better or worse this is almost certainly going to be the one that connects with the most people
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  4. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Drake is in total command of a style that would have been hard to imagine dominating hip-hop a few years ago: He's subtle and rueful rather than loud and lively; emotionally transparent rather than thuggy
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  5. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Drake gets an ‘A’ for ambition, at least. The album is good at parts, but never great
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    The beats generally complement Drake’s laid-back, meandering rhymes and often the whole thing comes perilously close to – whisper it – trip-hop
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  7. 5.0 |   The Observer

    Drake is undoubtedly an accomplished rapper but his style, combining Jay-Z's laid-back swagger with Kanye West's rhyming patterns and Lil Wayne's drawl, is too familiar to set him apart
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  8. 4.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Drake seems like a nice enough guy, but he doesn’t do anything on his debut album to justify his high opinion of his own career. Don’t believe the hype
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  9. 4.0 |   Eye Weekly

    If all Drake’s going to do with fame is moan about the minutiae of his own famousness, can’t we give the mic instead to someone who doesn’t take himself so seriously
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  10. 4.0 |   Mojo

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