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Drake’s album NOT “For All the Dogs”

Drakes album NOT For All the Dogs

Drake began his tour “It’s all a blur” this summer, selling out stadiums from Miami to Montreal. Yes, even Milwaukee got its first taste of Drake.

On Oct. 6, Drake released his 13th studio album, “For all the dogs”. However it’s not for all the dogs, those who cater towards hardcore hip hop Drake will find this album disappointing, but if you’re in your feelings this is the perfect album for you. 

 

“For all the Dogs” left fans with mixed emotions, based on X, formally known as Twitter, reactions. Some call it extremely similar to everything else he’s done, but the die hard Drake fans are already dubbing it Album of the Year. 

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While there are valid criticisms overall such as fans claiming that this album is very repetitive, other critiques are harsher stating that this is Drake’s worst record. While the styles and topics of music are very similar to other records, if you do find yourself gravitating towards the songs where Drake is singing, this record might be for you. Drake will always speak out on his emotions in his songs which not all find appealing. 

 

The album begins with Virginia Beach which is reminiscent of Drake’s sad songs that began with a sample of an unreleased Frank Ocean track. This song immediately reminded me of Girls want Girls from “Certified Lover Boy.” A person who enjoys songs like “Marvin’s Room” and “Practice” will enjoy songs on the album like ‘Tried our Best’ and ‘8am in Charlotte’. 

 

Multiple tracks contain complaints about Drake’s past relationships. In ‘Bahamas Promises’ Drake sings extensively about a girl ruining his trip “Broken pinky promises, you messed up my Bahamas trip”. However this isn’t the only one in ‘7969 Santa’ Drake sings “you ain’t who I thought I recognized” and then explains how he could’ve spent 20k on his friends and not this person. 

 

In contrast to his last album, “Her Loss,” in which only 21 Savage appeared, there are a plethora of featured artists on this tracklist: J. Cole, Yeat, Chief Keef, and many more. This album fits with Drake’s other work in the R&B genre with Views and Take care.  

 

Some songs stand out such as First Person Shooter which features J. Cole and IDGAF with Yeat and Daylight. These songs have outstanding features and more of a hip-hop feel than other tracks.  IDGAF has already started trending on tiktok and is trending number 2 on the billboard charts and First Person Shooter reaching number 1. 

 

All in all I rate this album ⅗ stars. 

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