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85
Earmilk

Overall, he mostly avoids the pitfalls that were potentially threatening this release by pushing himself to continue growing, resulting in an improvement from his last official album Scorpion

80
Evening Standard

Across 21 songs and almost 90 minutes, Aubrey Graham goes into great detail about how talented, wealthy and desirable he is, and why we should pity him.

72
HipHopDX

CLB is a commercial juggernaut that sounds incredible but says very little.

70
Rolling Stone

For his part, Drake is rapping at a new level throughout CLB, and it’s worth noting that, as bland as it is by now, these are some of his best tough-guy raps which, perhaps depending on your level of toxic masculinity, is a good thing. 

67
A.V. Club

There’s nothing groundbreaking here. And honestly, groundbreaking doesn’t seem too much to ask from the man who calls himself the Champagne Papi.

66
Pitchfork

Drake’s sixth album sounds good but feels labored. Melancholic and often incisive, it becomes an overlong and very familiar journey through the life, mind, and heart of Drake.

60
Clash
Drake took three years out, enough time to go out and experience new things, change lifestyle and come back re-energised. Alas, the Pregnant Woman Emoji album is more of the same at its core.
60
The Guardian

Personally, sonically and thematically, Drake seems resistant to change.

60
AllMusic
As it stands now, the album is an overlong, undercooked, and cliched listen that will no doubt appeal to the Drake fans who can't get enough of him, but will leave anyone looking for something new sadly out of luck.
60
The Arts Desk

A lot of CLB feels rehashed, but the way it captures Drake at an awkward junction in his life is intriguing.

60
Exclaim!

CLB is a serviceable enough Drake album, but he has a number of prior projects that showcase his dynamic rap abilities and frenemy quarrels at a much higher calibre.

50
The Line of Best Fit

Certified Lover Boy is polished, well-executed and yet is completely devoid of ambition or memorable moments.

50
Entertainment Weekly
The new album is like watching the eighth season of a sitcom and growing hyper-aware of all the recycled jokes and actors' laugh lines.
40
NME
On his sixth studio album, Drizzy sounds jaded and dull, treading water while he once again whines about women and fame.
40
The Independent

Certified Lover Boy’s greatest crime is just how bland and boring it is.

40
musicOMH

He has fallen into a deep complacency, and it’s unlikely that he’ll be shaken out of it until his sales decrease, making this yet another unimpressive, tedious release.

40
The Observer

On his sprawling latest offering, the rapper manages a few strong moments amid the navel-gazing and posturing.

40
Slant Magazine

Certified Lover Boy is a distended confessional wherein Drake tries to protect his reputation and reaffirm his image as a sweet-talking power player.

BradTasteMusic
41

stop

MusicaMeretrix
NR

You knock up women, then get into legal bullshit behind closed doors instead of taking any kind of responsibility for your assholery unless Pusha T calls you out for being a pussy, and then have the nerve to put pregnant women emojis on your album cover as some sort of twisted act of pride in your shitty behavior? Go fuck yourself, Drake. I'm not listening to your stupid album. Your music bores the shit out of me anyways.

Musicnerdd
0

Nevermind

Smooth1e
55

I don’t love this album. Obviously. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy a good chunk of songs on here. Champagne Poetry is a compelling opener, Way 2 Sexy has grown on me if I’m being honest, Pipe Down gives me the Drake I love, No Friends In The Industry is a great banger that reminds me of IYRTITL, Knife Talk is a fun moment with 21 Savage, Race My Mind is a great R&B Song. The album doesn’t play great front to back as an ALBUM, but does anyone expect ... read more

30

corny

Codman
30

Drakes attack of the clones

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Track List

1Champagne Poetry
5:36
62
2Papi’s Home
2:58
57
3Girls Want Girls
3:41
feat. Lil Baby
31
4In The Bible
4:56
39
5Love All
3:48
feat. Jay-Z
48
6Fair Trade
4:51
63
7Way 2 Sexy
4:17
42
8TSU
5:08
43
9N 2 Deep
4:33
feat. Future
47
10Pipe Down
3:25
49
11Yebba’s Heartbreak
2:13
with Yebba
54
12No Friends In The Industry
3:24
58
13Knife Talk
4:02
51
147am On Bridle Path
3:59
46
15Race My Mind
4:29
49
16Fountains
3:12
feat. Tems
40
17Get Along Better
3:49
45
18You Only Live Twice
3:33
63
19IMY2
4:12
feat. Kid Cudi
54
20Fucking Fans
4:05
19
21The Remorse
5:51
38
Total Length: 1 hour, 26 minutes
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Added on: August 14, 2020