Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2010 Ratings: #341 / 900
Year End Rank: #21
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Based on 692 ratings
2010 Ratings: #199
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork

Drake sings or raps the word "I" 410 times on his debut album. Even in the realm of hip-hop-- a style famous for its unswerving solipsism-- this is a feat. For comparison's sake, noted mirror watcher Kanye West managed to work only 220 "I"'s into the verses and hooks of his big break, The College Dropout. Illmatic; 210. Reasonable Doubt; 240. With Thank Me Later, Drake attempts to enter the pantheon of those rap game-busters by the sheer force of first person singular pronouns. All eyes are on him-- especially his own. But considering this mixed race, half-Jewish, all-Canadian "Degrassi: The Next Generation" alum looks and sounds unlike any major rap star before him, betting the house on nothing but himself turns out to be a wise gamble.

70
PopMatters

It is unclear exactly what kind of artist Aubrey Drake Graham wants to be. Groomed by Lil Wayne, taken out partying with big boys like Jay-Z and Diddy, the kid seems to view himself as a member of that company—a hard rapper. But he’s bucking what seem to be his truer colors as a slower, R&B-type singer in the style of Usher or Ne-Yo. On Thank Me Later, easily one of the most anticipated releases of the summer, the identity crisis is in full swing.

heavenlyxbn
60
Meh...

Starting to run through Drake's recording career, i decided to start at the beginning, his debut album. What can I say? The album is a bit boring, and although it is long-lasting, the truth is that it didn't feel sooooo heavy to listen to. I think that Drake's vocal performance at that time, he needed an arrangement, there are songs in which he really sounds a little weird, but anyway, I hope to see improvements in his next albums.

Favorite tracks: Fireworks, Karaoke, Show Me A Good ... read more
GelatoM0
64
[64.36] Drake's first record is nothing special at all, his big win coming with Take Care in my opinion. I have no doubts about his influence in the pop/rap genre but this here is, man...

favs - Over, Up All Night, Unforgettable, Find Your Love, Best I Ever Had

58 - Fireworks
63 - Karaoke
65 - The Resistance
69 - Over
62 - Show Me A Good Time
71 - Up All Night
67 - Fancy
55 - Shut It Down
68 - Unforgettable
64 - Light Up
67 - Miss Me
56 - Cece's Interlude
77 - Find Your Love
59 - ... read more
Atrocityblubber
45
God this is such a pathetic album...
Worse than scorpion
LisbonBih
68
Thank Me Later helped Pop Rap a lot and I cant lie, we do have some good songs on here.

Thank Me Later is the debut album from Toronto rapper, singer and overall sensation Aubrey Graham aka Drake. Thank Me Later served as a musical transition in rap. While artists like Lauryn Hill were singing and rapping back in the day, as much as we hate Drake, Pop Rap started with him and Thank Me Later was the footprint. There are some skippable tracks but sincerely, some big ass bangers like Over and ... read more
35
wow, no
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