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If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Drake

If You're Reading This It's Too Late

The surprise mixtape from the Canadian rapper exactly six years from his breakout release So Far Gone

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Universal/Island
UK Release date
12/02/2015
US Release date
13/02/2015
  1. 8.6 |   Earbuddy

    Drake never hides who he is on this release and embraces his strengths and weaknesses beautifully
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  2. 8.5 |   The 405

    Sonically, this is the most Drake Drake's ever been, with the signature sound he's been dancing around ever since 2009's So Far Gone
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  3. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    Music is the real joy for Drake, and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is best enjoyed as an exercise in the casual excellence of the artist as rhymer and purveyor of hooks
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  4. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    If You’re Reading manages to use these shifts for the transformative catharsis Nothing Was The Same sought
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  5. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    With If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake is giving a voice to the voiceless, spearheading Toronto as a mecca for creativity
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  6. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    For the first time in his career, Drake doesn't sound like he wants to be remembered as one of the greats. This time, he just is
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    This is a refined, looser, freer Drake
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  8. 8.0 |   NOW

    Full of sound-designed noises, dialogue and samples that simultaneously draw the listener in while keeping them at a distance, as if the main action is happening, frustratingly, just out of earshot
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  9. 8.0 |   Digital Spy

    This mixtape is more evidence that he and his producers are still to master that impossible blueprint of polished rap + rightful melody across a whole album
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    Drake goes after those holding him back or down, showing his teeth on a release that reminds the world he’s a rapper first, artist second
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  11. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    Why is this release so good? Production
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  12. 8.0 |   The Music

    From opener Legend to bonus closer 6PM In New York our host is all business
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  13. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    An encouraging omen of transformation and evolution
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  14. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Drake’s effort to encapsulate the “tape” format seeks to hold his momentum at bay while also immortalizing his consistency
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  15. 8.0 |   Q

    This enthralling, enigmatic statement conjures a mood all its own. Print edition only

  16. 7.5 |   Crack

    As mixtapes go, a release of this standard is in its own lane
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  17. 7.0 |   music OMH

    This unsettling curiosity raises more questions than it gives answers
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  18. 7.0 |   Spin

    Too Late definitely scans as a transitional work, a transfixing moment-in-time sort of recording that sees an unprecedentedly fortified Drake firing off paranoid and power-drunk thoughts from his basement
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  19. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Drake may not have an hour’s worth of great songs here, but he does have an hour’s worth of thoughts he needs to get off his chest
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  20. 6.0 |   State

    There’s nothing on here to bother on future Best Of compilation albums that Drake might be putting together
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  21. 6.0 |   NME

    It's striking that Drizzy is such a blockbuster draw even when he's in form as edgy and uncommercial as this
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  22. 6.0 |   The FT

    The beats are great: stripped-back, brooding, they add an unexpected note of restraint
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  23. 6.0 |   The Observer

    It’s saying something that the album stays compelling over 70 minutes
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  24. 6.0 |   Clash

    At times the lyrical component can leave you cold
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  25. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Melancholic stirrings, intense wistfulness and blue-tinged density which draw listeners closer
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