Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2010 Ratings: #338 / 892
Year End Rank: #21
User Score
Based on 599 ratings
2010 Ratings: #181
Liked by 16 people
June 15, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Cash Money / Label
Pop Rap / Genres
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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.

ACreativeName
35
drake moment
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
35
wow, no
CheapandLethal
50
Very uninspiring
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